Articles on Refugee Crisis

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.

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.