Articles on Refugee Crisis

Divided Poland faces foreign policy crossroads (Commentary)

Piotr Buras - 22 September 2015

The refugee crisis has brought to a head simmering divisions within Polish society – with potentially far reaching consequences.

If Europe wants people to stop drowning, it needs to let them fly (Commentary)

Dimi Reider - 22 September 2015

Scrapping an outdated EU directive that bars refugees from flying could save thousands of lives and break the smuggling economy. 

EU should bring the Western Balkans into the refugee relocation scheme (Commentary)

Fredrik Wesslau - 21 September 2015

The Western Balkans are becoming a de facto holding centre for refugees -  they should be included in the relocation scheme.

If Europe were a country (Commentary)

José Ignacio Torreblanca - 04 September 2015

The Government would have convened Parliament to request extraordinary funds and approve emergency measures.

How Europe can deal with the asylum crisis (Commentary)

Anna Terrón - 04 September 2015

Refugee reception and protection needs a system of common governance. 

The World in 30 minutes: refugee crisis podcast (Commentary)

Susi Dennison & Josef Janning & Mark Leonard & Dick Oosting - 03 September 2015

ECFR's director Mark Leonard speaks to ECFR's CEO Dick Oosting, experts Susi Dennison and Josef Janning, about how the different EU countries deal with the crisis, Germany's role and how other countries might respond.

Europe’s jigsaw response to the refugee crisis (Commentary)

François Godement - 02 September 2015

It is clear that there will be no good solution to the refugee crisis, only partial responses.

Moving on from panic mode: was last week a turning point in the migration challenge? (Commentary)

Susi Dennison - 01 September 2015

German FM Steinmeier and Economics Minister Gabriel call for solidarity, humanity, fair distribution and support.

Migration and the Mediterranean (Commentary)

Anna Terrón Cusí - 13 May 2015

The EU's latest moves on migration still do not make clear that it is ready for the fundamental decisions that are necessary.