EU-RENEW blog posts on European Migration and Asylum Policy Reform

The European Union’s new Migration and Asylum Pact adopted this month is intended to reform the EU’s existing approach to migration. The negotiations began following the so-called ‘refuge crisis’ of 2015-2016 that exposed the weaknesses of the existing system with serious humanitarian repercussions and challenges to EU solidarity.

The reform contains a series of legal acts that entail several fundamental changes, but leave many issues unaddressed. In two recent EU-RENEW blog posts, David Niebauer and Max Urbitsch (Freie Universität Berlin) discuss what’s new (and what’s not) in the Pact and David Niebauer and Thomas Retzer (Freie Universität Berlin) consider what the reforms mean for relations with origin and transit countries.