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20 June 2017
Berlin – ESI at public debate: "Problem Solved? - How to tackle the Refugee Crisis and Migration to the EU"
Nadan Petrovic, Sylke Tempel, Andreas Nick, and Gerald Knaus. Photo: ESI
Nadan Petrovic, Sylke Tempel, Andreas Nick, and Gerald Knaus. Photo: ESI

ESI's Gerald Knaus participated in a public debate organised by the Berlin Policy Journal, Deutsche Gesellchaft für Auswärtige Politik, and Stiftung Mercator.

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

Recent ESI presentations on this issue:

ORF interview with Gerald Knaus after the event. Photo: ESI
ORF interview with Gerald Knaus after the event. Photo: ESI

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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