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

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Series Details 11 September 2015
Publication Date 11/09/2015
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In the wake of the long-awaited State of the Union address delivered by Jean-Claude Juncker on September 9th, Sergio Carrera and Karel Lannoo express deep disappointment with the EU’s response, both in scope and in ambition. In their view, two key challenges lie behind the current asylum crisis.

First, existing EU rules do not fit the purpose and the second challenge relates to the systemic failure of states like Greece, Hungary and Italy to adhere to the democratic rule of law principles and fundamental rights.

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ESO: Information Guide: European Migration Challenges

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