Two days of whirlwind diplomacy in response to a fast expanding refugee crisis have seen mandatory quotas for the settlement of refugees imposed through qualified majority voting. We ask experts in key European capitals how this new reality will develop. Will member states be able to absorb these migrants? Where does public opinion on the integration of refugees stand? And what hope is there of renewed, long-term action to take on the foreign policy implications of resolving the refugee crisis?(cc) Josh Zakary / Flickr -
Simple, practical solutions for the migration problem exist. Europe just needs organisation.
Germany prioritises solidarity on refugees - and isn't willing to wait for others to agree
The UK used its opt-out on refugee quotas, but crisis may have far-reaching consequences for its future
Questions over Spain's ability to absorb migrants grow after Spanish volte-face on quotas
France tows the German line on refugees, but with elections looming seeks to balance openness and firmness
Work remains on Europeanising the solutions to the refugee crisis
Fragile support for quotas holds in europhile Bulgaria - for now
With society deeply divided over refugees, the ruling Civic Platform party is under pressure to defend ‘Polish interests’.
Dissension and distrust in Serbia runs the risk of re-awakening old tensions in the western Balkans