Strategic Foresight


The Future of the European Migration System: unlikely partners?

06 Jul 2018 - 12:07

The European Union (EU) is strongly divided on its migration system. How will tensions in Europe unfold in the coming six months and beyond? And what does it mean for the position of the Netherlands in the European Union?

This Strategic Alert focuses on an unlikely alliance that seems to be emerging in Europe: between traditional conservative opponents of a Common European Asylum System (CEAS); and frontline states that have received migrants on their initial arrival. How will this alliance develop in the near future and what are its consequences for the EU and the Netherlands’ position?

Our Strategic Alerts are part of the Strategic Monitor Programme, which receives funding from the Dutch Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Defence.