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Global Europe 20-07-2018

Migration can only be tackled by the EU as a whole

Without a shared EU foreign policy, the notion of halting future migration waves is unrealistic, write Ilhan Kyuchyuk and Samuel Doveri Vesterbye. Ilhan Kyuchyuk MEP (Bulgaria) is ALDE Vice President and Member of the European Parliament; Samuel Doveri Vesterbye is...

Migration: What the European Council should decide after the tragedy in the Mediterranean

The European Council will have to make crucial decisions regarding the future of the EU in the fields of migration, asylum and border protection, said Elmar Brok MEP. Otherwise, the Mediterranean will remain the deadliest route on the globe.
Security 21-11-2011

A farewell to open borders? Lessons from Denmark

Taking lessons from Denmark’s temporary re-imposition of border checks, the EU would do well to intensify its efforts to streamline border practices towards a more coherent EU-wide approach, argues Peter Hobbing of the Centre for European Policy Studies.
Med & South 22-07-2010

A step in the right direction: Frontex, Greece & the fight against irregular migration

The EU's border management agency, Frontex, will open its first Operational Office in Piraeus, Greece on 1 August 2010. Although political and administrative gaps remain, the new office should enhance Frontex's role in South-Eastern Europe and help combat illegal migration in the Mediterranean, write Stavros Kourtalis and Gerasimos Tsourapas, researchers at the Hellenic Centre for European Studies (EKEM), in an exclusive commentary for EURACTIV.

Reflecting on the French EU Presidency’s Pact on Immigration and Asylum

The French EU Presidency's flagship project for a European Pact on Immigration and Asylum is "far from being an initiative endowed with a truly European nature," argue Sergio Carrera and Elspeth Guild in a September policy paper for the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS).
Enlargement 24-07-2007

Why Europe should have open borders

Politicians need to have the courage to stop fighting an unwinnable and destructive war against migration and seek instead to make the best of it, argues freelance writer and analyst Philippe Legrain in the summer edition of Europe's World Magazine.

Labour migration expanding in OECD countries

A better understanding of the links between migration and development is required to implement coherent and effective migration policies, outlines the OECD in its report, 'International Migration Outlook'. The study shows that international migration continues to grow, in response to labour needs.

Comments: Migration benefits the economy – so stop the hypocrisy

The backlash against migration makes no sense, two commentators from opposite sides of the political spectrum in British newspapers argue.