European Migration Agenda: Quo vadis?

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The presentation of the European Migration Agenda was followed closely by all stakeholders and by the European media. However, while producing a moderate contribution to the current issues concerning the Mediterranean migration flows, the Council conclusions undermine the EU’s ability to match up to global challenges which may require more permanent solidarity and burden sharing commitments inside the EU, and an increased ability to support, shape and encourage multilateral responses.

This policy brief analyses the European Commission’s Communication and the European Council Conclusions, and sheds light on their positive and negative points, as well as their underlying objectives.