In this podcast, MEDAM researchers Marie De Somer, Olivia Sundberg Diez and Matthias Lücke assess the strengths and weaknesses of the New Pact on Migration and Asylum.
The Commission has finally launched the New Pact on Migration. After years of gridlock, Commission Vice-President of Schinas and Commissioner Johansson seemed confident that this set of proposals can bridge the gap between the member states and deliver real progress on EU migration reform.
Marie De Somer, Head of the EPC's Migration and Diversity programme, Olivia Sundberg Diez, EPC Policy Analyst, and Matthias Lücke, coordinator of the MEDAM project (Mercator Dialogue on Asylum and Migration) assess the New Pact's strengths and weaknesses. What is it that is 'new' about this proposal? What are the chances that it will lead to actual reform? And can the new solidarity mechanism convince the more sceptical member states?