Only together. The EU and the global governance of migration


On 19 September 2016 Heads of State and leaders from Governments all over the world will gather in New York on the occasion of the UN Summit for Refugees and Migrants “to come up with a blueprint for a better international response” to the ever increasing movements of people across the globe. As migration is by definition a transnational phenomenon, international governance should be strengthened in order to better tackle the issue. Yet, the prospects of a groundbreaking meeting are rather faint, as national and regional interests once more seem to prevail over the need to offer protection to people in need or in search for a better life. The European Union, torn between the values of respect of human rights and dignity, on which it was established sixty years ago, and its fears makes no exception.

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