This week’s World Humanitarian Summit was an opportunity to discuss how to assist the suffering, yet the entire process showed much of the humanitarian sector at its most fragmented and self-indulgent
After North Korea recently launched a nuclear weapons test, the veto-holding powers in the UN agreed upon stronger sanctions in a new resolution. What does this initiative from North Korea mean – especially for the current relations between the USA and China. Furthermore, the EU demanded from China to uphold universal human rights in its conflicts with its neighbouring countries in the Southasian sea, though it is highly questionable if Beijing is going to consider this suggestion. Are sanctions even a useful instrument for trying to establish strategic instruments in Eastasia? Can China be included in this strategy?
The Chancellor remains committed to the deal, despite the headline-grabbing electoral performance of anti-immigration rivals
Special ECFR dinner on March 7th focussed on European approaches to the refugee crisis with a kick-off statement by the head of the Federal Chancellery Peter Altmaier.
The fragile state of Libya has been a hub for migration and smuggling for a long time. Mattia Toaldo presented the results of his Policy Brief “Libya's migrant-smuggling highway”, while Angeliki Dimitriadi, ECFR Research Fellow on migration, reported from her personal experiences and field research in the region. This led to an intense discussion about legal migration.
On November 19 2015, the topic of “Migration as a shared European responsibility” was discussed with Emma Bonino, Former Foreign Minister and Former Minister for International Trade and European Affairs of Italy and Member of ECFR Board in the Representation of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg in Berlin.
With winter approaching, the EU needs to up its game on refugee burden sharing
Work remains on Europeanising the solutions to the refugee crisis
The refugee crisis will make the campaign to keep Britain in Europe much more complicated to win.
The UK used its opt-out on refugee quotas, but crisis may have far-reaching consequences for its future