Articles on Migration

How Germany could break the migration deadlock (Commentary)

Clara Sophie Cramer - 05 October 2020

The German Council presidency should work within a coalition of the willing to find a solution on migration. 

Uncertain solidarity: Why Europe’s new migration pact could fall apart (Commentary)

Emma Kollek - 29 September 2020

The New Pact on Migration and Asylum risks shifting responsibility for hosting refugees from the geographically disadvantaged to the economically disadvantaged.

Dependent on the 'kindness of strangers’: Britain’s post-Brexit border reality (Commentary)

Nick Witney - 11 August 2020

The UK wants to “take back control” of its borders – but is now finding out the reality of what this means.

Unending lockdown: Why aiding child refugees could strengthen the European project (Commentary)

Emma Kollek - 16 July 2020

Leaving these children in dire conditions endangers European values – but politically straightforward remedies are within reach.

Haven and hell: How the EU should protect refugees during the covid-19 crisis (Commentary)

René Wildangel - 24 March 2020

Even as it comes under intense pressure during the current crisis, the EU should not fail the most vulnerable displaced persons.

How a dispute over European ISIS members split a ruling coalition (Commentary)

Anthony Dworkin - 24 January 2020

Despite the many risks of inaction, European governments are reluctant to repatriate ISIS supporters due to fear of the political consequences.

Italy’s Libyan conundrum: The risks of short-term thinking (Commentary)

Arturo Varvelli and Matteo Villa - 26 November 2019

By prioritising short-term gains in irregular migration and energy security, Italy and the EU have helped create an unsustainable security and political situation in Libya.

Another fine mess: Syria after the US exit (Commentary)

Asli Aydıntaşbaş & Julien Barnes-Dacey & Jeremy Shapiro - 16 October 2019

Turkey’s invasion means Europeans can no longer be bystanders to Syria. They must now take three urgent steps.

Turning point in Malta? A new approach to EU migration management (Commentary)

Maria Gargano - 02 October 2019

The new government in Italy is providing a sliver of hope for stalled migration talks in Europe.

Hungary and the EU: When streetfighters enter coffee-houses (Commentary)

Tibor Dessewffy - 18 March 2019

Viktor Orbán may reject the EU’s way of doing things. But the political maelstrom he has helped unleash could equally see him floored