Although controversial, the EU-Turkey deal was necessary
On 18 March 2016, EU leaders and Turkey brokered an agreement to better tackle and, eventually, put an end to illegal immigration from Turkey to Greece and replace it with legal relocation means. However, less than a month after its fully-fledged implementation, the deal is at the heart of a blazing controversy as NGOs and agencies, such as Doctors without Borders and Amnesty International, deemed it profoundly inhumane, unrealistic and miles away from EUs core values.
Jeremy Jenard is joined by Janis Emmanouilidis, Director of Studies at the European Policy Centre (EPC), to discuss this sensitive issue and take stock of the latest instruments put forward by the EU.
Link to video here
Latest media contributions
European Populists Who Looked to Trump Now Look Away
Quotes, The New York Times, 13.01.2021
EPC Update – State of the Union & challenges for 2021
Online Briefing, YouTube, 08.01.2021
Alemania al mando del Consejo Europeo: logros y fracasos
Quotes, Deutsche Welle (Spanish), 15.12.2020
Taking Stock of the German EU Council Presidency and Identifying Challenges for 2021
Online DGAP-EPC Event, YouTube, 15.12.2020
Jokes About Hungarian ‘Dictator’ Masked Breach at Heart of EU
Quotes, Bloomberg, 10.12.2020
Europas Erfolge, Europas Enttäuschungen: Das erste Jahr der neuen EU-Spitze
Podcast, hr info, 01.12.2020
"Gesamtnote 2- oder 3+"
Quotes, tagesschau, 01.12.2020
Die Zeit kühner Prognosen ist vorüber
Quotes, Die Presse (Austria), 27.11.2020
EPC Annual Conference 2020 – European integration in light of COVID-19: United in adversity or my country first?
Online Conference, YouTube, 13.11.2020
US election: EU pins hopes on Joe Biden victory
Quotes, Deutsche Welle (English), 01.11.2020