Articles on Refugee Crisis

Why a refugee deal with Libya is a bad idea (Commentary)

Mattia Toaldo - 24 January 2017

The Maltese plan is less about managing migration and more about reducing the numbers arriving in Europe at any cost.

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.

Seven worrying trends in the European refugee crisis (Commentary)

Susi Dennison - 13 October 2016

EU leaders could soon come to regret having crossed their fingers and moved the refugee crisis off the urgent pile in their in-tray

Stopping migration is impossible; managing it is smarter (Commentary)

Caroline de Gruyter - 09 September 2016

Simple, practical solutions for the migration problem exist. Europe just needs organisation. 

Reforming the Common European Asylum System (Commentary)

Susi Dennison - 17 May 2016

The political crisis surrounding the handling of refugee inflows in the EU has now reached a stage where there is too much bad blood for a “more of the same” approach to have much hope of working.

Bear any burden, and Paying the price (Commentary)

Susi Dennison & Sebastian Dullien & Josef Janning - 28 April 2016

The EU should broaden the scope of what is expected of member states on burden sharing on refugee crisis, within more formalised, intergovernmental co-operation according to two papers from ECFR

The migration superpowers (Commentary)

Mark Leonard - 26 April 2016

As control over population flows becomes a currency of power, states that follow the M-7’s lead will have the opportunity to boost their geopolitical heft.

Letter from Madrid: A chance for resolve on refugees (Commentary)

Irene Lozano - 29 March 2016

Dissatisfaction remains to the EU-Turkey migration deal amongst Spain’s opposition

View from Warsaw: Keeping a low profile (Commentary)

Piotr Buras - 17 March 2016

With a worsening international reputation, Poland has been strikingly quiet on the recent refugee deal

The EU Turkey deal: fair and feasible? (Commentary)

Mattia Toaldo - 16 March 2016

Potentially unrealistic vows on readmissions and relocation leave plenty of questions unanswered ahead of EU Council