Europe by Numbers: The Price of Mobility
“Freedom of movement for workers shall be secured within the Union,” says the Treaty of Lisbon. This is a core pillar of the EU’s …
Words Don’t Come Easy: “Disembarkation Platform”
When it comes to refugee and migration policy, the European Union has a knack for inventing pseudo-English terms. Itʼs highly unlikely that doublespeak will …
The Salzburg Shuffle
EU leaders had hoped to make progress on Brexit and migration, but they left the Salzburg summit with little to show for on both fronts.
Sweden’s centrist parties are facing difficult coalition negotiations after failing to win a majority in Sunday’s election. The far-right, anti-immigration Sweden Democrats, meanwhile, surged …
In Stormy Times, the CSU Turns to Anchor Centers
Bavaria’s ruling Christian Social Union (CSU) has unveiled new centralized migrant facilities it hopes will expedite the asylum process—and salvage its chances in a looming state poll.
Germany’s Other Problems
As the German government goes on summer break, many of the country’s most pressing issues have been neglected due to the row over migration. …
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and her Bavarian interior minister Horst Seehofer have reached a deal. But this migration fight isn’t over, not in Germany and not in the EU.
The EU Needs to Work with Italy
Italy’s new government will confront the EU, but fears about a euro exit are overblown. The EU needs to work with Rome to keep …
Orbán’s Latest Crackdown
Hungary’s government has put forward the “Stop Soros” legislation package. The Central European University is in the crosshairs, too.
The EU-Turkey deal on refugees is fundamentally flawed.