Towards a more sustainable and effective migration management?  (Ursula von der Leyen’s proposals to rethink migration and asylum policies in Europe)

Towards a more sustainable and effective migration management? (Ursula von der Leyen’s proposals to rethink migration and asylum policies in Europe)

Bianka Restás | 2020 | 2020E12 | 2020-05-19

Migration and refugee movements have gained increasing global attention in the last few years. According to the European Parliament, in recent years Europe has had to address the most serious migratory challenge since the end of the Second World War, while in 2016 the United Nations described the migratory challenge as the “worst refugee crisis since the end of WWII.” The unprecedented arrival of refugees and irregular migrants in the EU, which peaked in 2015, has revealed a series of weaknesses and gaps in EU policies on asylum, external borders and migration, and consequently has generated various debates and deep divisions among the European Union’s Member States.