30 June 2018

Regional Focus: Europe


After an all-night meeting, the European Council finally arrived at a deal on migration on 29 June 2018. Here are the conclusions that were adopted. See also commentary/news stories from ECRE, The Economist, and Politico.

Austria is assuming the Presidency of the Council of the European Union. Here is a briefing on its priorities, with "migration and security" listed first.


After the Storm: Learning from the EU Response to the Migration Crisis (Migration Policy Institute, June 2018) [text]

EASO Reloaded: Can the New EU Asylum Agency Guarantee a Standardised System of Protection?, SVR’s Research Unit: To the Point, no. 2018-1 (Expert Council of German Foundations on Integration and Migration, June 2018) [text]

For an Open Migration Policy to End the Deaths and Crises in the Mediterranean (openDemocracy, June 2018) [text]

"Inside Italy’s Plot to Infiltrate Migrant Rescue Boats in the Mediterranean," GlobalPost Investigations/Public Radio International, June 28 2018 [text]

IOM-UNHCR Proposal to the European Union for a Regional Cooperative Arrangement Ensuring Predictable Disembarkation and Subsequent Processing of Persons Rescued at Sea (IOM & UNHCR, June 2018) [text]

Mediterranean Migrant Arrivals Reach 44,957 in 2018; Deaths Reach 972 (IOM, June 2018) [text]

"Migration to Europe is Down Sharply. So is It Still a ‘Crisis’?," New York Times, 27 June 2018 [text]

“The Tyranny of Immigration Data in Europe,” The Economist, 27 June 2018 [text]

Understanding Migration in the European Union: Insights from the European Migration Network 2008-2018 (EMN, 2018) [text]
- EMN's 10-year anniversary report.

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Europe - Pt. 1 (26 June 2018)

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