Angela Merkel is in a race against time to fulfil a pledge for a new Europe-wide migration policy if she is to keep her conservative coalition together
Far from leading to substantive reforms, Rome’s new line on immigration risks deepening the rift in the EU.
Keynote speech at ECFR's Annual Council Meeting in Paris 29 May. 2018. Check against delivery.
The Maltese plan is less about managing migration and more about reducing the numbers arriving in Europe at any cost.
The European Union is not helpless in the face of migration flows from sub-Saharan Africa. Here is how it can act.
EU leaders could soon come to regret having crossed their fingers and moved the refugee crisis off the urgent pile in their in-tray
Simple, practical solutions for the migration problem exist. Europe just needs organisation.
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.
To stem the influx of Afghan refugees, Europe needs to turn to Asian partners.
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
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.
ECFR would like to thank Compagnia di San Paolo and Stiftung Mercator for supporting our work on the refugee crisis.