Aistrigh go Gaeilge an sliocht seo thíos, atá curtha in oiriúint ón doiciméad taighde Family Reunification: a barrier or facilitator of integration? a d’fhoilsigh an Coimisiún Eorpach (2013). Cuir d'iarracht i gcomparaid leis an tráchtaireacht in Nótaí ar chleachtadh 13.
For the purposes of this report, the term ‘family reunification’ is to be understood in a broad sense. It covers situations in which a family unit of third country nationals is established abroad at a time where the sponsor has already acquired legal residence in the Member State (family formation), as well as situations whereby the family relationship pre-existed in the country of origin (family reunification). Furthermore, the extent to which a family unit established in one of the Member States is protected from the expulsion of one or more of the family members (family retention) is also explored.
The term ‘sponsor’ in this report refers to a resident in one of the Member States who wishes to live with his or her third country national family member(s) in that Member State. The sponsor can be a third country national, a Union citizen who has used his or her right to free movement, or a national of the Member State in question.