After a considerable delay, the Commission last week finally presented its new Pact on Migration and Asylum. The humanitarian disaster in Moria has once again underlined the urgency of finding a sustainable solution. However, the Commission's proposals continue two problematic trends: only a limited right of asylum is being standardised at the external borders and the necessary solidarity between member states is being made more flexible. The Commission proposals therefore do little to prevent a repeat of the events in Moria.
A first commentary on the EU migration pact of the European Commission by Lucas Rasche.