29.04.2016
Ceci n’est pas un “Agreement”: The Treachery of EU Migration Policies

It would be an illusion to believe that irregular migration will come to an end as a result of the legally dubious deal agreed between EU leaders and Turkey on 18 March 2016. Instead, we should recognise that migration is a natural human phenomenon, which has to be managed as such, and reform the dysfunctional EU framework on asylum and migration.

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11.03.2016
The New Legend Surrounding National Borders Is A Fantasy

A shadow looms over Europe. Everywhere, new borders are sprouting up overnight like mushrooms.

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07.03.2016
The EU’s Dirty Deal

For Turkish citizens, entering and traveling within the EU can be a frustrating struggle, with many bureaucratic hurdles to overcome. Although this state of affairs seems a great injustice, the prospect of easier access for Turks to countries within Schengen seems fraught with difficulties – both linked to Turkey’s turbulent domestic politics as well as the increasingly uncertain state of the EU’s internal borders.

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01.03.2016
Beyond Borders: Lessons From the Western Balkans

When we imagine a “green utopia”, an ideal world to live in, one thing is certain – that such a place is free of oppressive and restricting borders.

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01.03.2016
The Borderless Solidarity that Saved the Children of Vienna (1919 – 1920)

The idea of Europe becomes much more than simply an idea when people, overcoming the uncertainty – if not outright hostility – of states, act according to borderless solidarity.

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01.03.2016
Borderland Europe and the Challenge of Migration

Confronted with the obscene images that have been reaching us ever since the influx of refugees entered new dimensions in the summer 2015, we may wonder: why is it that Germany behaves with much more dignity and efficiency than France, let alone the UK or Hungary?

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01.03.2016
Reviving or Overcoming Borders: A Choice for Europe

Over the past year, Europe, besides the economic crisis, has had to face another big challenge: the largest refugee flow since the Second World War.

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01.03.2016
Political Courage Can Work Miracles: The Retreat of the Left on Migration

The political Left in Europe appears to have given up on trying to put forward a positive picture of migration.

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01.03.2016
Those Who Belong and Those Who Don’t: Physical and Mental Borders in Europe

Europe promotes migration and mobility, but new or ‘different’ Europeans are still stigmatised and marginalised in our societies.

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01.03.2016
Europe: The Reconstruction of the Free World

National borders are a reality – and for most people, they are something that is taken for granted and indeed necessary.

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