About: migrants

Central Europe 18-07-2019

Germany and Italy’s migration schemes are simply ways to avoid uncomfortable truths

The issue of migrants entering Europe will dominate the European Parliament's upcoming session, but the proposals already put forward are simple remakes of previously failed plans for the migrant crisis, writes Faisal Al Yafai.
EU Priorities 2020 01-03-2018

Two conflicts with the potential to increase European welfare

The answer to two major European conflicts, Brexit-induced financial problems and the refugee crisis, could be welfare-enhancing. Only after implementing solutions to those problems can Europe start to reform governance and boost innovation, writes Karl Aiginger.

Europe needs low-skilled migrant workers too

A resolution for the rights of women domestic workers and carers in the EU is due to be voted on 28 April at the European Parliament. This could be a historical step towards equal rights for this category of workers.
Health 30-03-2016

Call for coordinated European response on tuberculosis

Every year on World Tuberculosis (TB) Day, the World remembers those who have died and the millions that suffer every year from of an infection that is both preventable and curable, write a group of health experts.

On the borders of Realpolitik

Taking refugees from Turkey is the right thing to do, but stepping up EU accession talks with Ankara is not, writes Albrecht Meier.
Global Europe 07-03-2016

EU leaders should avoid reactionary solutions to refugee crisis

As the refugee crisis continues, EU governments should respond with leadership and avoid knee-jerk reactions, writes Thorbjørn Jagland.

The refugee crisis is a European problem and demands a European solution

Now is the time for Europe to pull together to solve the refugee crisis, before barbed wire fences and xenophobia destroy our fundamental values, writes Dimitris Papadimoulis.

Razor wire on the Schengen border: Obstruction or self-destruction?

Closing borders and building fences is the wrong response to the migrant crisis. Allowing our actions to be governed by fear and xenophobia will only strengthen the hand of the extremists, argues Bruno Nikoli?.

Europe of tomorrow will inherit the children of today

On Universal Children's Day, Jana Hainsworth argues that EU policy must keep children at its heart, from ending child poverty in the EU to dealing with the migrant crisis.  
Global Europe 21-09-2015

The EU needs to start behaving like a worthy Nobel Prize winner

The refugees crisis is an opportunity for Europe - an opportunity to show that the EU is still a peace project, writes Martin Griffiths.
Development Policy 10-09-2015

Cut overseas aid and you force even more people into the boats

By funding schools for Syrian children in Lebanon we discourage families from deadly sea crossings, writes Gordon Brown.
Global Europe 08-09-2015

Not in my backyard: The European refugee crisis

European Union member states are ‘burden-shifting’ rather than ‘burden-sharing’ when it comes to the management of the recent influx of refugees, argues Manon Tiessink.
Development Policy 07-09-2015

Treat the root causes of the asylum crisis, not the symptoms!

Current migration debates are defying the core values residing at the very foundations of the EU. In his State of the Union address, President Juncker should issue a compelling call for a common policy tackling the root causes of the asylum crisis, write Sergio Carrera and Karel Lannoo.

Britain, chaos and Calais

Sending a few sniffer dogs across the Channel to deal with what David Cameron called “swarms” of refugees cannot cope with the scale of the problem, writes Melanie Sully.

Cities are at the forefront of the asylum crisis

Cities need policy and publicity to support their efforts on the front line of the migrant crisis, and turn migration from a challenge into an asset, argues Anna Lisa Boni. 
EU Priorities 2020 09-06-2015

Why we all need an EU migration agenda

The EU needs to adopt an immigration agenda to help regions that are struggling to cope and offer migrants a safe, legal route to a better life, writes Markku Markkula. 
Global Europe 22-04-2015

EU leaders must toughen response to Mediterranean crisis

The EU is finally waking up to the desperate crisis unfolding in the Mediterranean and North Africa, and tomorrow’s extraordinary Council summit is a step towards dealing with its consequences, writes Mirjam van Reisen.

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