europe


Hard Evidence: which EU countries can afford to take the most refugees?

by Andrew Geddes, Marcello Carammia (University of Malta), and Petra Bishtawi (University of Malta) In its new policy on migration, the European Commission has proposed a fairer sharing of responsibility between member states for 20,000 displaced people. These people would be able to move to an EU member state without having to risk their lives […]

Revising the EU Blue Card Directive

by Elena Fumero Labour migration policies have always been an extremely unpopular and controversial topic among Member States in the European Union (EU). In the past decades, EU countries have not hidden their preference for retaining lots of room to manoeuvre on economic migration, keeping strict control over admission of third country workers and disregarding […]

Auf Wiedersehen, Pet?

By Andrew Geddes and Leila Hadj-Abdou Angela Merkel was reported on Monday 3 November as saying that if David Cameron insisted on ideas such as quotas for EU migrants then this could push Britain beyond a point of no return and towards the exit door. Granted we’re not talking about huge numbers of people, but […]