Refugee Crisis debate

If Europe were a country

The Government would have convened Parliament to request extraordinary funds and approve emergency measures

Refugees pushing Germany to take the lead again

What stands in the way of a bigger German role in the shaping the European response is the effect of intergovernmentalism and the lack of strong ideas with the power to build a core consensus behind them

Whilst hundreds of thousands of refugees are fleeing war zones and persecution, the EU is trying to figure out how to deal with what many call Europe’s worst refugee crisis since the second world war. In this series, a range of experts debate what the EU could do in order to help solve the refugee crisis in the short, medium and long term.