The political controversies in the European Council and the transition to a new legislative term mean that for more than a year the EU’s refugee and migration policies have remained essentially at a deadlock. The newly elected decision-makers at the EU level face enormous challenges when it comes to migration and refugee policies. The number of refugees worldwide continues to rise.
Hence, the political decisions of the coming months and years are critical, not only in terms of the asylum and refugee policies of the European Union, but also for the long-term stability and urgently needed development of the global refugee and migration regimes.
In a report for the FES, migration researcher Dr Marcus Engler forecasts future prospects for the European refugee policy and outlines possible risks.
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