European Migration and Refugee Policy

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The sharp increase of irregular immigration into Europe via the Mediterranean in 2015 has moved the issue to the very top of the European agenda. The EU’s migration and refugee policy now encompasses a large number of different instruments and agreements. The policy area is further complicated by the fact that the responsibilities and competencies within foreign, security, development and economic policy or of humanitarian actors are often not clearly delimited. On the one hand, it is a declared objective of the European Commission to realise the most comprehensive approach possible, especially with regard to cooperation with partner states that are important for migration policy. On the other hand, this carries the risk of internal EU conflicts of interest and has in the past led to contradictory priority-setting and tardy implementation, and to the current crisis in the common asylum system.

Publications

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David Kipp

From Exception to Rule – the EU Trust Fund for Africa

SWP Research Paper 2018/RP 13, December 2018, 27 Pages
David Kipp, Melanie Müller

EU Migration Policy Bears No Relation to Reality

The EU is operating in crisis mode as regards migration policy, focusing above all on containment – wrongly, as David Kipp and Melanie Müller argue. They identify four factors that should be involved in a factual debate about sustainable migration policy.

Point of View, 28.11.2018
Tobias Etzold, Raphael Bossong

The Future of Schengen

Internal Border Controls as a Growing Challenge to the EU and the Nordics

SWP Comment 2018/C 44, October 2018, 7 Pages
Anne Koch, Annette Weber, Isabelle Werenfels (eds.)

Profiteers of Migration?

Authoritarian States in Africa and European Migration Management

SWP Research Paper 2018/RP 04, July 2018, 74 Pages
David Kipp, Anne Koch

Looking for External Solutions: Instruments, Actors, and Strategies for European Migration Cooperation with African Countries

in: Anne Koch, Annette Weber, Isabelle Werenfels (eds.)
Profiteers of Migration?

Contributions to Research Papers 2018/RP 04, July 2018, 74 Pages, S. 9-21
Isabelle Werenfels

Migration Strategist Morocco – Fortress Algeria

in: Anne Koch, Annette Weber, Isabelle Werenfels (eds.)
Profiteers of Migration?

Contributions to Research Papers 2018/RP 04, July 2018, 74 Pages, S. 22-33
Melanie Müller

Migration Conflict in Niger: President Issoufou Dares, the North Loses

in: Anne Koch, Annette Weber, Isabelle Werenfels (eds.)
Profiteers of Migration?

Contributions to Research Papers 2018/RP 04, July 2018, 74 Pages, S. 34-43
Annette Weber

Migration Hub Sudan/Eritrea: Disappointed Expectations – Conflicting Interests

in: Anne Koch, Annette Weber, Isabelle Werenfels (eds.)
Profiteers of Migration?

Contributions to Research Papers 2018/RP 04, July 2018, 74 Pages, S. 44-55
Stephan Roll

Egypt: Migration Policy and Power Consolidation

in: Anne Koch, Annette Weber, Isabelle Werenfels (eds.)
Profiteers of Migration?

Contributions to Research Papers 2018/RP 04, July 2018, 74 Pages, S. 56-65
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SWP Comments

Mark A. Heller
The United States and Israel: The Risk of Growing Apart

If Illiberal Democracy Prevails in Israel, the Special Relationship May Not Survive


Nadine Biehler, David Kipp
Alternatives to Refugee Camps

Cities Need International Support for Receiving Forcibly Displaced People


SWP Research Papers

Evita Schmieg
Connections between Trade Policy and Migration

A Sphere of Action for the EU


Daniel Voelsen
Cracks in the Internet’s Foundation

The Future of the Internet’s Infrastructure and Global Internet Governance