Articles on Refugee Crisis

Back to Frontex: Europe’s misguided migration policy (Commentary)

Shoshana Fine - 27 September 2018

This month's proposal for strengthening Frontex shows the EU is privileging the protection of state borders over the protection of people's lives

Destination unknown: The EU’s many-faceted migration fears (Commentary)

Pawel Zerka - 31 July 2018

As our new Security Scorecard shows, Europeans have diverging perceptions of security challenges facing them - however, all but one EU governments see uncontrolled migration as a national security threat.

The League of Leagues: Pan-European cooperation against the EU (Commentary)

Teresa Coratella - 13 July 2018

Matteo Salvini has launched the "League of Leagues" - an alliance of nationalist parties across the continent. And he brings friends.

Spain’s new-found European destiny (Commentary)

Cristina Manzano, Javi Lopez - 13 July 2018

Two views from our Council members on Spain’s new foreign policy direction under the new Socialist government

The hazards of haste: EU migration policy under pressure (Commentary)

Daniel Stefanov - 27 June 2018

The 22 June migration mini-summit only underlined differences of national approaches to the crisis - but it will take creative thinking to solve it 

An “existential question” for Europe – or for Merkel herself? (Commentary)

Josef Janning - 20 June 2018

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

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. 

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.