02 Oct 2015

To adopt refugee quotas or not: Is that the question?

Sergio Carrera

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Author: Sergio Carrera

Series: CEPS Commentary   No of pp: 3

One of the most controversial initiatives taken by the EU in response to the recent influx of refugees has been a provisional relocation system, aimed at the distribution of 120,000 asylum-seekers from Greece and Italy to other EU member states. This commentary explores the flaws in the current Dublin system and evaluates whether the new approach will prove more effective and humane.

Sergio Carrera is Senior Research Fellow at CEPS and Associate Professor at the University of Maastricht.