Articles on Migration

Ideology first: Italy’s troubled approach to migration (Commentary)

Stefano M. Torelli - 11 June 2018

Far from leading to substantive reforms, Rome’s new line on immigration risks deepening the rift in the EU.

How to Save Europe (Commentary)

George Soros - 29 May 2018

Keynote speech at ECFR's Annual Council Meeting in Paris 29 May. 2018. Check against delivery. 

Blocked arteries: The EU’s problem with African integration (Commentary)

Andrew Lebovich - 05 April 2018

Encouraging regional integration could improve economic diversification and economic security in North Africa, while encouraging the regional labour migration that has long helped sustain the Sahel and West Africa.

Climate-driven migration in Africa (Commentary)

Stefano M. Torelli - 20 December 2017

The total absence of European policies to address climate-driven migration from Africa is deeply concerning.

Escaping from Tunisia (Commentary)

Stefano M. Torelli - 10 November 2017

Explaining the recent spike in migration from Tunisia to Europe

Tackling the new consensus on migration (Commentary)

Susi Dennison - 13 October 2017

For ambitious and principled EU leaders, here is how to re-set the debate on migration at the European Council.

Italy's u-turn on migration: Polls come first (Commentary)

Stefano M. Torelli - 11 October 2017

The facts provide a compelling counter-narrative to wild claims of an 'invasion' of migrants. But Rome has taken the easier route and bowed to public pressure to restrict migration.

Still wanted: New approaches to migration for Europe (Commentary)

Andrew Lebovich - 08 September 2017

The recent high-level Paris meeting on managing migration from Africa still falls far short of resolving the issue.

Germany: Politics in times of terror (Commentary)

Josef Janning - 22 December 2016

Initial reactions from the public have been marked by collective grief but not by calls for revenge.

The EU’s migration policy in Africa: five ways forward (Commentary)

Mattia Toaldo & Luca Barana - 08 December 2016

The European Union is not helpless in the face of migration flows from sub-Saharan Africa. Here is how it can act.