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Neue Zürcher Zeitung - Even a fortress Europe needs drawbridges

In an interview with the Neue Zürcher Zeitung, Lucas Rasche explains the state of EU migration policy and practice after six years of the refugee crisis.



In the year since the publication of the EU Commission's Pact on Migration and Asylum, coordinated European refugee policy has remained problematic. This year, the number of immigrants seeking to enter the EU has increased, particularly along the border with Belarus. 

Although some believe that Europe should be a closed fortress, Lucas Rasche says that "even a fortress Europe needs drawbridges" and pushes for continued work on developing migration policy that works. 

Read the full interview (in German) here