At a conference organised by the Saxonian CDU, ESI's Gerald Knaus participated in a panel discussion titled "Our Europe for more security in Saxony", which took place on 17 May 2019 in Dresden. Amongst his fellow panellists were the chairman of the German Police Union, Rainer Wendt, and the state secretary of the Saxonian ministry of the interior.
While discussing the effects of the refugee crisis on Germany the panellists also focused on the emerging threat of the so-called ‚Reichsbürger' movement that radically challenges the legitimacy of the democratic German state and of which there are 1,400 members in Saxony alone.
- SWR, Aktuell, "Experte: Salvini gefährlicher als Orban" - radio interview with Gerald Knaus - ("Expert: Salvini more dangerous than Orban") (2 May 2019)
- The Wall Street Journal, Bojan Pancevski, "Steady Flow of Refugees Fuels Nationalist Gains in Europe" (30 April 2019)
- ESI paper: "Amsterdam in the Mediterranean" – How a Dutch-style asylum system can help resolve the Mediterranean refugee crisis (26 January 2018)
- ESI proposals for the refugee crises in the Central Mediterranean and the Aegean: www.esiweb.org/refugees