16 October 2015
Berlin – ESI briefing: The Syrian refugee crisis, Germany and Turkey - What to expect from Ankara?
Refugees arriving in Greece. Photo: flickr/Ben White/CAFOD
Refugees arriving in Greece. Photo: flickr/Ben White/CAFOD

ESI's Gerald Knaus presented ESI's proposal for the Syrian refugee crisis at the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) in Berlin. For an audience of policy makers, diplomats, and journalists he outlined the details of the proposal and looked at the political context in Turkey, in Greece and in the EU; at the legal issues this raises; at what this mean would for global policies on refugees and asylum; and at alternatives.

The night before, Gerald participated in a talk show on the German news channel Phoenix: "Zaghaft, zögerlich, zerrissen – Europa in der Flüchtlingskrise" ("Tentative, hesitant, riven – Europe and the refugee crisis"):

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Alan Grant is an Irish photographer who travelled extensively in the Balkans and other countries and regions of the world. Thanks to him, ESI is able to show fascinating pictures of the Balkans: the facades of Tirana, the painted mosques of Travnik, the fabulous old houses of Plovdiv and the spectacular blue of water - dark in the Bay of Kotor, emerald in the river valleys of Bosnia, deep blue in Ohrid, twinkling in the Aegean Sea and on the Bosporus.

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