20 June 2017
Berlin – ESI at public debate: "Problem Solved? - How to tackle the Refugee Crisis and Migration to the EU"
Refuge boat in the Central Mediterranean. Photo: flickr/Sea-Watch Org
Refuge boat in the Central Mediterranean. Photo: flickr/Sea-Watch Org

Tuesday, June 20, 2017, 12:30 to 2:00 pm
at Mercator Center Berlin (MCB), Neue Promenade 6
(near Hackescher Markt), 10178 Berlin

The refugee crisis of summer 2015 is still haunting Europe and has proven a highly controversial topic within the European Union. While the EU-Turkey Agreement on refugees in March 2016 defused the immediate crisis and led to the closure of the "Balkan route," refugees and migrants are perishing in the Mediterranean on a daily basis in a desperate attempt to reach Italy. Why is a European solution for dealing with refugees, and migration in general, so difficult to achieve? What can be done to address the root causes? What shape could a European solution take?

Speakers:

Gerald Knaus
Founding chairman, 
European Stability Initiative (ESI)

Andreas Nick, MP
German Bundestag (CDU/CSU) 

Nadan Petrovic
Migration expert; Professor at La Sapienza University, Rome

Chair:

Sylke Tempel
Editor-in-Chief, Berlin Policy Journal

A finger food lunch will be served from 12:00 noon. Please register for the event by emailing Ms. Yulia Loeva (loeva@dgap.org).

Recent ESI presentations on this issue:

On 14 June, ESI met with Austrian President Alexander van der Bellen to discuss EU asylum and migration policy:

Kristof Bender, Gerald Knaus, and President Alexander van der Bellen. Photo: ESI
Kristof Bender, Gerald Knaus, and President Alexander van der Bellen. Photo: ESI
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