Most of the world’s displaced people do not live in Europe. World Refugee Day reminds us that the EU and its member states can do more to manage migration to Europe effectively and humanely and to assist refugees in low-and-middle-income host countries.
Since the 2015 refugee crisis and the arrival of thousands of migrants on the Southern European coasts, there has been pressure on the European Commission and the most affected EU member states to find ways to effectively manage (and deter) migration.
MEDAM-Forscher Martin Ruhs und Mikkel Barslund betrachten in diesem Kommentar, die Probleme der dänisch-österreichischen Vision für die Reform des Asyl- und Flüchtlingsschutzsystem, die Anfang Oktober vorgestellt wurde.
A mandatory re-distribution of asylum seekers will not help Europe’s countries of first arrival. The EU has to provide financial and technical Support, writes Matthias Lücke.
Against the backdrop of Italy closing ports to rescue boats, some member states’ governments seized the opportunity to claim the moral high ground. Looking at actual contributions, however, MEDAM researcher Mikkel Barslund paints a different picture.
Their lack of integration of migrant women into the labor market is not only a story of lost opportunity at the individual level, but also carries important macroeconomic implications. Mikkel Barslund and Nadzeya Laurentsyeva on the need to integrate migrant women.
EU countries should not be forced to accept refugees. Nevertheless, every country has to contribute–by sending specialized staff to member states on the external borders, by providing jobs or financing.
Migration is the main course on the menu for tonight’s EU Summit dinner. We respectfully offer the Heads of State three starters to stimulate their appetite and thoughts before the serious discussions begin.
The debate over migration policy played a major role in the recent collapse in German coalition talks, a first indication of how the AfD changed the country’s political discourse.