In December 2017, the French government decided to withdraw the concept of “Safe Third Country” from the incoming bill of law on asylum and immigration. The withdrawal of the concept from the law was positively received from the side of stakeholders (...)
The former head of the Italian government, at the initiative of 2013 rescue operations at sea, challenges the European Union on the issue of migrants. He advocates "a new brave deal".
A political drift is currently taking place in the field of asylum and immigration whereby the European Council is increasingly becoming central in the decision-making process, unanimity is becoming the rule and enhanced cooperation a serious perspec (...)
The U.N. special rapporteur on the human rights of migrants decries the “shallow scaremongering” that passes for public debate on migration. He proposes eight goals to transform the way states manage migration.
In this commentary, Yves Pascouau reviews Australia's asylum and refugee policy and examines whether it could be a source of inspiration for the European Union
English version coming soon Les dirigeants de 27 Etats membres et des institutions de l’Union européenne (EU) étaient réunis le 25 mars 2017 à Rome pour fêter les 60 ans de la construction européenne. Cet anniversaire s’est déroulé dans un context (...)
In this Commentary, Yves Pascouau and Frank Mc Namara call on EU leaders to look beyond the security aspects of migration and develop a well-rounded and holistic vision of EU migration policy instead
European Union (EU) leaders are meeting in Malta on the 3 of February next in order to address the external dimension of migration. Their discussions will more particularly focus on Libya as 90% of maritime arrivals in Italy originate in that country (...)
The creation of hotspots and a European Border and Coast Guard, the EU-Turkey statement, the closure of the Western Balkan route, and support to Lebanon and Jordan are several of the actions undertaken by the EU to face the exceptional migration flow (...)
A new political landscape is emerging in Europe and the US, fostered by multiple insecurities and fears affecting the (potential) losers of globalisation. This new scene is enabling populists with protectionist, isolationist and anti-establishment po (...)