This February, France’s President Emmanuel Macron hosted Ukraine’s Volodymyr Zelenskyy as well as Germany’s Olaf Scholz. Italy’s Giorgina Meloni was not invited to the dinner and this has caused some tensions between European leaders. While a dinner may seem small, the challenges that the European Union faces are not.
Poland is once again concerned about its border it shares with Belarus. Belarussian President Lukashenko has weaponized migration in the past as a result of sanctions the European Union has placed on Belarus. Poland is moving more military members to the border in order to ensure that migrants do not make it through.
Hundreds of visas have been cancelled for Pakistani workers hoping to work in Greece. This has left Pakistanis out of thousands of euros they spent in order to obtain the visas. This has led to an extreme reaction online which may continue to strain relations between the two nations.
On the 14th of June, a boat carrying 750 people capsized off the Greek coast, in the deepest part of the Mediterranean Sea, while trying to reach Italy. If both European and North African governments still approach irregular migration as a security concern, how does this influence international policies in addressing effectively the issue?
Slovenia’s national government hopes to attract more foreign workers to fill job vacancies through recent legislation the government passed.
Portugal ends its golden visa program to relieve pressure on its housing market, but this is only one of the many causes of the crisis.
By reviewing the latest steps of the EU migration policy, in light of recent events like the Ukraine war, what are the next steps for implementing a supra-institutional policy?
The threat of weaponized migration is sadly a reality that the European Union needs to face. This de-humanizing practice, which instrumentalizes humanitarian crisis and the struggle of innocent to gain strategic advantages, is a new way in which the conflict between Europe and Russia is being fought. As such, it is imperative to gain a comprehensive understanding of what the implications of such strategies are, and also to maintain fortitude in addressing them
President-elect Joe Biden will inherit from the Trump administration a limping immigration system, which he has promised to reform. What changes can we expect? And how likely are they to materialise?
Migration sees the emergence of slave networks from Libya to Italy, continuing to threaten the security of many trapped in exploitative ploys.