The present paper is published in the framework of Fondazione ISMU’s strategic line of research
Immigration and the future of Europe
Paper, April 2017
by Luca Merotta, Livia Ortensi, Marta Regalia and Pierre Georges Van Wolleghem
In the prospect of the French elections, this paper introduces the elements at the centre of the debate. Its first section provides a critical overview of the politics around migration in France with a focus on the National Front and the idea of national identity. The second section draws a picture of immigration trends in France in a comparative perspective. The third section describes and analyses the political responses proposed by the candidates to the presidential election.