Media reactions



Westdeutsche Zeitung
("Refugee expert Gerald Knaus: Germany is too passive when it comes to refugees")
Interview with Gerald Knaus
16 March 2021
Anadolu Ajansı
("ESI chairman Knaus: We need to urgently revive the EU-Turkey Migrant Agreement")
16 March 2021
Tygodnik Powszechny
("Brotherly help from Beijing")
15 March 2021
Il Piccolo
("The Ljubljana strategy for the Balkans in the EU: a two-phase entry like Austria in 1994")
14 March 2021
(""Blood on their hands" - The Conservative Azerbaijan connection")
13 March 2021
("Interview with Gerald Knaus. Azerbaijan and the Union -30 million euros for "caviar diplomacy")
12 March 2021
Balcan i Caucaso
("Dayton, the 'men's' peace agreements")
11 March 2021
("Pitfalls of Europe à la carte in the Balkans")
11 March 2021
(""Cerimagic: EU must not give up on long-term perspective of full membership for all Western Balkan countries, including BiH and Kosovo”)")
10 March 2021
Die Welt
("Denmark's dream of zero asylum seekers")
6 March 2021
Diario Armenia
("Germany lifted the parliamentary immunity of an MP accused of receiving bribes from Azerbaijan.")
5 March 2021
("We are selling our soul")
1 March 2021


Il Post
("The Western Balkans are looking east rather than west on vaccines")
11 February 2021
De Standaard
("Have the gatekeepers of Fortress Europe become too powerful?")
6 February 2021
("Financial Times: Balkan countries are turning to Russian and Chinese vaccines")
2 February 2021
("Migration policy: Sociologist Gerald Knaus on human rights in Europe")
Interview with Gerald Knaus
1 February 2021


Deutsche Welle
31 January 2021
Der Spiegel
("European Union: Five proposals for a better migration policy")
29 January 2021
WDR 5 Morgenecho
("EU refugee policy: Ideas for solutions in sight?")
Radio interview with Gerald Knaus
28 January 2021
Der Standard
("When migrants live in rubbish dumps")
Op-ed by Gerald Knaus
27 January 2021
("At the border - Europe's refugee policy")
Audio debate with Gerald Knaus
26 January 2021
SWR Aktuell
("Less refugees but more illegal transports - why is this?")
Radio interview with Gerald Knaus
25 January 2021
("Refoulement, harassment, huge parties... Frontex under fire from critics")
23 January 2021
NDR Panorama
("Refugees on Lesbos: deliberate misery")
TV interview with Gerald Knaus
21 January 2021
Channel 5 TV
("Knaus: 80 percent of the conditions for EU accession are already met")
TV interview with Gerald Knaus
18 January 2021
("Suffering on Lesbos: A deliberate catastrophe?")
TV interview with Gerald Knaus
18 January 2021
("How refugees are turned into a security risk")
17 January 2021
Periodistas en español
("Former Italian MP Luca Volontè sentenced for bribery of Azerbaijan")
14 January 2021
The Caucasian Knot
("PACE member convicted for bribe from Azerbaijani officials")
12 January 2021
Diario Armenia
("Italian politician sentenced to four years in prison for taking bribes from Azerbaijan")
12 January 2021
ZDF Berlin direkt
("Refugee policy: The loud silence")
TV interview with ESI senior fellow John Dalhuisen
10 January 2021
("A guide on how European refugee policy can combine control and humanity")
6 January 2021
("European Union aid for refugees in Bosnia and Hercegovina")
4 January 2021
("Humanitarian aid from Brussels for refugees in Bosnia")
TV interview with Gerald Knaus. Also available in Hungarian, Italian, French, and Portuguese
4 January 2021
("Commission, act! Protecting the rule of law in the EU is primarily a political challenge, not a legal one")
3 January 2021
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
("Stop to EU enlargement - What to do about the Balkans?")
1 January 2021


("Ticking bomb: In a few months, Poland could trigger an existential crisis in the EU")
Interview with Gerald Knaus
30 December 2020
WDR Aktuelle Stunde
("Ignored by Europe - Refugees in Bosnia-Herzegovina in the snow without protection")
TV interview with Gerald Knaus
29 December 2020
("How to move on in refugee policy?")
28 December 2020
Goethe Institut
("A plea for humane borders")
18 December 2020
("ECJ again condemns Hungary's aslyum policy")
TV interview with Gerald Knaus
17 December 2020
Erste Stiftung
Video interview with Gerald Knaus
15 December 2020