Publications in: Foreign relations and security policy

Asylum detention in Europe: State of play and ways forward

Does seeking asylum in Europe entail spending time behind bars? In the wake of the refugee crisis and in reaction to terrorist attacks, European governments are seeking tighter control over the whereabouts of migrants and refugees. In this policy paper, Marie Walter-Franke sheds light on EU rules regulating the detention of applicants for international protection, how they are currently implemented by member states, and the ongoing reform process. mehr more

New Pact for Europe: German country report

This paper is the second of ten national reports to be published as part of the New Pact for Europe (NPE) project. In the report, the German Reflection Group provides a comprehensive overview of its discussions on the key challenges for the EU, in the fields of migration, economy and security, and on how to address them. Although the group sees the ‘current state of the Union’ as being critical, it is also convinced that the EU can still be a positive sum game for all. mehr more

Agenda for a stronger German-Polish cooperation

The dangerous global political situation forces Poland and Germany to cooperate more closely. In this policy paper, Jan Jakub Chromiec proposes a future-oriented German-Polish agenda. The goal should be to switch from confrontation mode to a mode of cooperative assertiveness. mehr more

Win-win-win partnerships in EU migration policy

This analysis illustrates the practical limitations and political side effects of subordinating core EU foreign and development policy aims to migration control. Tailor-made – comprehensive – win-win – partnership. These are the keywords describing the EU’s new approach to external migration policy. This policy paper assesses whether the EU really holds its promises and draws lessons from the first year of implementation. mehr more

One year on: What lessons from the EU-Turkey ‘deal’?

One year after sealing a migration ‘deal’ with the EU, Turkey threatens once again to terminate the agreement. Renewed tensions started when the Netherlands refused to receive campaigning Turkish ministers. The EU-Turkey ‘deal’ thus appears fragile, even though EU and national actors portray it as a success and blueprint for the EU’s external migration cooperation. Is the ‘deal’ really a model and what lessons can be drawn after one year of implementation? mehr more