With EU countries currently taking individual and diverse foreign policy strategies towards migration, and debate centring on the immediate issue of sharing responsibility for those who have already arrived, and those who are on their way, in its latest series Foreign policy responses to a continuing refugee crisis ECFR is compiling expert analyses which emphasise the need for longer term solutions. Given that the refugee inflows are unlikely to subside in the near future, European leaders need to focus on the foreign policy origins of the asylum crisis as well as reformation of Europe’s asylum system.Immigrati a Lampedusa - Matteo Penna / Vito Manzari / Flickr - CC BY 2.0
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