by Jacob Funk Kirkegaard | May 19, 2016 The first part of this blog discussed the decline in irregular migrant arrivals in Greece and assessed the EU-Turkey migration deal. This part looks at the European Commission’s proposals to reform the Dublin asylum rules and at Europe’s aid pledges to stem migration. REFORMING THE DUBLIN ...
by Jacob Funk Kirkegaard | May 18, 2016 The flood of refugees and migrants into Europe continues to ebb. But the future of European migration policy remains clouded by disputes. The deal between the European Union and Turkey, aimed at keeping migrants in the Middle East and Africa, is in danger of unraveling ...
by Jacob Funk Kirkegaard | May 6, 2016 Since 2014 Saudi Arabia has pursued a strategy to maintain market share in an oversupplied oil market, refusing to cut production as oil prices have plummeted. But for various reasons, the sheikhs in Riyadh have gotten a bigger decline in prices than they bargained for. ...
by Jacob Funk Kirkegaard | May 2, 2016 SCENARIO 1: THE UK VOTES TO STAY IN THE EU If UK voters decide to remain in the EU, the deal forged by Prime Minister David Cameron will take effect quickly. But if most Conservative voters back the losing Brexit side, which seems probable, Cameron ...
by Jacob Funk Kirkegaard | April 15, 2016 Following the March 20 deal between the European Union (EU) and Turkey, the refugee flow from Turkey to Greece has declined from the levels in the earlier phases of the migration crisis in late 2015 and early 2016. The trend will likely lower the political ...
by Jacob Funk Kirkegaard | April 15, 2016 Europe’s migration crisis has reinforced the importance of recent proposals by the European Commission to overhaul the so-called Dublin Rules for treatment of asylum seekers in the European Union (EU). The Dublin Rules were established among a subset of EU members in 1990. They took effect in 1997 and have been revised since then. They set the criteria and processes for deciding which EU member state is responsible for evaluating an asylum seeker and preventing such a person from choosing the country in which to submit an asylum application... [Read More]
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