28 May 2018
Paris – ESI at ECFR Annual Council Meeting and meetings on the future of European migration policy
Paris. Photo: flickr/ECFR
Paris. Photo: flickr/ECFR

ESI's Gerald Knaus went to Paris for this year's ECFR Annual Council Meeting. Issues discussed were European defence prospects; stabilising the Middle East; challenges over global trade wars; options on an EU-UK security partnership post Brexit; and the need to reinvent the EU's relationships with the world outside – Russia, Turkey, US and China – and with its own citizens and states at home.

While in Paris, Gerald had several meetings on migration and asylum policy, including with the Centre d'action sociale de la Ville de Paris (CASVP), Human Rights Watch (HRW), and at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs; also on the Western Balkans.