Athens – ESI presentation for Greek think tanks on the way forward in asylum and migration policy
ESI’s Gerald Knaus participated in an online meeting organised by the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (Eliamep) and MacroPolis (a Greek media/news company that provides analysis on political, economic, and social issues) to debate the current policy on refugees and migrants in Greece.
The discussion focused on the negotiations for a renewed EU-Turkey Statement, Frontex and the Greek naval police regarding allegations of illegal push-backs of refugees to Turkey, the consequences of situations like the aftermath of the Lesbos fire in Greece and the conditions for refugees in Bosnia-Herzegovina, as well as EU policy on returns and reallocations of refugees.
Gerald also presented ESI’s ideas on asylum and refugee policy and explained why a renewed Statement is urgently needed.
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- ESI draft of a revised EU-Turkey Statement 2.0, 16 March 2021
- Focus Online: Interview with Gerald Knaus: The Turkey deal has failed: "Germany could take in 30,000 refugees a year, 16 April 2021
- Falter: What borders do we need? Falter podcast of presentation by Gerald Knaus on refugee and migration policy, 5 April 2021
- Anadolu Agency, Humane borders, control through cooperation possible: Turkey, EU can show the way, 26 March 2021
- Tagesschau: The EU-Turkey Agreement five years on - Success or failure?, 18 March 2021
- Berliner Zeitung: Merkel advisor Knaus: Resettle refugees directly to Germany 17 March 2021