The Commission’s “New Migration Pact”: Handle with Care

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Publication Date 26/10/2020
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After years of impasse, the European Commission unveiled its plans for overhauling the EU’s migration and asylum system on September 23rd. The New Pact on Migration and Asylum is a comples mix of proposals for policies and legislation, with diverging levels of ambition. With a package that ranges from an attempt to solve disputes over refugee quotas  to improving legal pathways to Europe, the Commission wants to end years of migration policy mishaps. Migration was arguably one of the most toxic dossiers during Jean-Claude Juncker’s 2014-19 mandate. His Commission tried, and failed, to get member-states behind a much needed reform of the Union’s migration policy, after over a million people came irregularly to the EU in 2015. President Ursula von der Leyen is determined not to make the same mistake.

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European Commission: New Pact on Migration and Asylum - A Fresh Start on Migration in Europe

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European Commission: Communication on a New Pact on Migration and Asylum

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