The EU's Response to the Refugee Crisis: Taking Stock and Setting Policy Priorities

CEPS Essay, No. 20/16 December 2015

24 Pages Posted: 15 Jan 2016

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Sergio Carrera

Centre for European Policy Studies

Steven Blockmans

Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS); University of Amsterdam - Amsterdam Centre for European Law and Governance

Daniel Gros

Centre for European Policy Studies, Brussels; CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute)

Elspeth Guild

Radboud University Nijmegen - Faculty of Law; Kingsley Napley - Department of Immigration; The British Institute of International and Comparative Law; London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE)

Date Written: December 16, 2015

Abstract

What have been the most important EU policy and legal responses to the 2015 refugee crisis? Is Europe acting in compliance with its founding principles? This Essay takes stock of the main results and policy outputs from the EU’s interventions in the refugee crisis. It critically highlights the outstanding policy dilemmas confronting the adopted instruments and puts forwards a set of policy priorities to guide the next phases of the European Agenda on Migration.

Keywords: EU, migration, refugee crisis, European Agenda on Migration

Suggested Citation

Carrera, Sergio and Blockmans, Steven and Gros, Daniel and Guild, Elspeth, The EU's Response to the Refugee Crisis: Taking Stock and Setting Policy Priorities (December 16, 2015). CEPS Essay, No. 20/16 December 2015. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2715460

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