Since the 1990s, EU competencies have developed rapidly in the areas of migration and asylum but have been far less able to develop regulatory competencies for labour migration from outside the EU. The only migration concerns the EU had before the Maastricht Treaty, in 1992, were the movement of EU citizens for economic purposes. Now, the European Union has been prompted in developing new policies to approach International migration in the same way. How can these actions from the EU be understood? Why is it time to have a different approach on migration?