The French EU Council Presidency: How to proceed on resettlement & humanitarian admission?

Given the recent crises in Belarus and Afghanistan, President Macron has declared protecting the EU’s external borders as a main priority of the upcoming French Council Presidency. Yet, in this policy brief, Lucas Rasche argues that the French Council Presidency should move beyond a restrictive approach to reform the EU’s asylum and migration policy. A less politicised approach can thereby help focus on solving technical issues to make progress where it is severely needed. This is especially the case when it comes to enhancing the number of safe and legal pathways to protection in the EU.

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