On 7 March ESI's Kristof Bender participated in a panel debate on "Refugee crisis: Can there be a European solution?" organised by NZZ.at in Vienna. He discussed with Jörg Wojahn, head of the EU Delegation to Austria, and Andreas Liebmann-Holzmann of the Austrian Ministry for European and Foreign Affairs. The debate was chaired by Michael Fleischhacker, editor-in-chief of NZZ.at
ESI has argued since September that Turkey, Germany and Greece hold the key to any solution. This crisis will either destroy the international asylum system as we know it or mark a step forward towards a more just a regime to deal with asylum. It may mark the decline of human rights values in the EU or see them reaffirmed in the face of resistance.
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In recent months ESI presented its proposal across Europe:
Berlin – Brussels – Moscow – Stockholm – Vienna – Warsaw – Ankara/Istanbul – Sofia
The Hague – Paris – Berlin – Washington DC – Athens – Munich
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