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Assessing the impact of Covid-19 on the EU’s response to irregular migration

Covid-19 has once again put EU solidarity to the test. Nadia Petroni writes that while much of the focus has been on the pandemic’s impact on healthcare and the European economy, it has also pushed states further apart on the issue of irregular migration. Prior to the Covid-19 outbreak, the issue of irregular migration had been at the top of the EU’s political agenda for over a decade. At the same time, the governance of migration proved to be the most complex and problematic area of...

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Revue de Presse: June 29

Share the post "Revue de Presse: June 29" Welcome to Tocqueville 21’s second weekly revue de presse, where we re-cap some of the most thought-provoking articles we’ve seen on democracy and politics in France, the US, and beyond. As always, the articles we relay here do not necessarily reflect the views of the editors and interns that put this list together, just what we think is worth reading. This week, we take a look at the migration debate on both continents,...

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Considering intra-EU migration and countries’ net inflows

The authors here review the latest EU migration figures. Southern, eastern, and central Europe have broadly experienced net losses in cumulative intra-EU migration, while western and northern Europe have experienced gains. Spain and Italy, however, have still experienced gains in net migration inflows. By: Jan Mazza and Akira Soto Date: March 28, 2019 Topic: European Macroeconomics & Governance The popular narrative around...

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Backstage: Reforming the European asylum system

This episode of 'The Sound of Economics' features Bruegel visiting fellow Elina Ribakova in conversation with Marc-Olivier Padis and Jean-Paul Tran Thiet about the reform of the Common European Asylum System (CEAS). By: The Sound of Economics Date: March 7, 2019 Topic: European Macroeconomics & Governance Asylum is a fundamental human right and an international obligation, first recognised in the 1951 Geneva Convention on...

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Immigration: The doors of perception

Surveys show that people systematically overestimate the share of foreign-born citizens among resident populations. Aligning people's perceptions with reality is vital to the betterment of public debate and proposed policies. This article was published by Público. Immigration has become a highly charged topic over the last three years. The word ‘immigration’ takes today a significant space in the political discourse, feeds populist narratives and influences electorates. See not only...

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Director’s cut – What Syrian refugees need to return home

This episode of the Director’s Cut features a conversation between Bruegel’s director, Guntram Wolff and Maha Yahya, the director of the Carnegie Middle East Center This episode of the Director’s Cut features a conversation between Bruegel’s director, Guntram Wolff and Maha Yahya, the director of the Carnegie Middle East Center, where her research focuses on citizenship, pluralism, and social justice in the aftermath of the Arab uprisings. Yahya is the author of numerous publications,...

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Backstage: How think-tanks can make themselves heard in an information-rich world

Think-tanks have come a long way since their organisational blueprint was first conceived, but they have work to do in order to adapt to meet the needs of both policymakers and the general public, and transmit their signals above the noise of the modern age. Think-tanks play a critical role in developing and promoting policy solutions, particularly in times of extreme disruption and change. However, these organisations now operate in information-rich societies where facts, evidence and...

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Director’s Cut: Europe’s migration policy challenge

Immigration is one of the most contentious policy matters currently facing the EU. In this Director’s Cut of ‘The Sound of Economics’ Bruegel director Guntram Wolff welcomes Ana Palacio, member of the Spanish council of state and former foreign affairs minister, as well as Bruegel visiting fellow Elina Ribakova for a constructive discussion as to which approaches will yield the best results. By: The Sound of Economics Date: September 14, 2018 Topic: European Macroeconomics &...

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Wir brauchen gezielte Migration für unsere Renten

Deutschland benötigt die geordnete Zuwanderung produktiver Arbeitskräfte aus dem Ausland. Um diesen Prozess besser zu steuern, will die Bundesregierung nun ein Fachkräfteeinwanderungsgesetz auf den Weg bringen. By: Jochen Andritzky Date: August 22, 2018 Topic: European Macroeconomics & Governance This opinion piece was also published in WELT Deutschland benötigt die geordnete Zuwanderung produktiver Arbeitskräfte aus dem...

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Beyond border control, migrant integration policies must be revived

Border control and burden-sharing of refugees is just one aspect of immigration policies. Greater financial inclusion and the tailoring of regulations to refugees' specific needs would benefit not only the refugees themselves, but also native citizens. By: Zsolt Darvas Date: February 23, 2018 Topic: European Macroeconomics & Governance Immigration evokes divergent emotions. Some people within the European Union have reacted...

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