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How does Trump's anti-refugee policy affect the EU?

26.10.2018

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The United States under President Donald Trump has pursued a tough stance on refugees coming from the Middle East and Africa and has cut admissions to the country. Will the European Union have to take in more refugees due to Trump's anti-migrant policies and how does his rhetoric influence European leaders?

[...] "This not the first time Donald Trump has made such statement about the EU," Lars Ludolph, an associate researcher for the Centre on European Policy Studies and an expert at the Mercator Dialogue on Asylum and Migration told InfoMigrants. In the past, Trump has criticized Angela Merkel's decision to take in refugees in 2015, saying that it was a "big mistake" and that Germans are "turning against their leadership" on the issue. [...]

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