22 Apr 2015

What priorities for the new European agenda on migration?

Sergio Carrera / Daniel Gros / Elspeth Guild

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In the wake of the latest tragic drownings in the Mediterranean, in which some 900 immigrants lost their lives, and with a view to the extraordinary EU Summit on April 23rd, this Commentary argues that any short, medium and long-term EU migration policy priorities should start by unequivocally setting out their founding and operational principles. This step would be closely followed by implementation of effective action on the ground aimed at meeting the realities and alleviating the hardship.

Sergio Carrera is Senior Research Fellow and Head of the Justice and Home Affairs Research Unit at CEPS, Daniel Gros is Director of CEPS and Elspeth is Senior Research Fellow at CEPS.