The 2015 refugee humanitarian crisis and the policy responses of the European Union (EU) illuminate the pressing need for a comprehensive approach to forced migration into Europe. The policy responses of the EU and member states undermine many of the foundations upon which the Union was built: Solidarity among member states and adherence to human rights protection and dignity. The present-day policies are largely a result of restrictive and piecemeal practices counteracting the strength of the EU that lies precisely in these foundational tenets.
By: Brandon Green
Published on February 16, 2020