Building walls against refugees, against Russia, and against the Roma minority undermines what the European Union is supposed to stand for.
The European Union’s approach to crisis management is reactive. What is more, the union is unwilling to consider using hard power to underpin its values.
The Syrian refugee crisis is no longer a short-term regional issue: it is a long-term international problem that deserves a coordinated answer, especially from the EU.
Instead of opening their doors to refugees, most of the EU’s Central and Eastern member states are putting up barriers.
The Mediterranean refugee crisis is just a part of a comprehensive public policy failure by the EU and its member states in the field of migration.
Despite catchy headlines and bold rhetoric, the EU faces a migration problem characterized by old habits and worrying new trends. There are no easy solutions.
European governments have to choose between pandering to populist political parties and offering refuge to those fleeing the turmoil in Europe’s Southern neighborhood.
What can society do to avoid situations similar to that in Tröglitz? What responsibility does the EU’s policy on refugees bear for current tensions?
Europe risks turning the Mediterranean into a “vast cemetery” with its shameful response to those fleeing the Syrian civil war and other conflicts.
Chaos has descended along Turkey’s frontier with Syria. That raises a number of questions about Ankara’s efforts to combat the Islamic State militants.