The EU and the Politics of Migration Management in Afghanistan

How can coordination be improved to address competing policy priorities and migration pressures?
Research paper ISBN: 978 1 78413 424 2
Police officers escort rejected Afghan asylum seekers aboard an aircraft heading to Kabul, on 1 August 2019 at an airport in Leipzig, Germany.

The EU’s approach to migration management in ‘cooperation’ with Afghanistan narrowly focuses on short-term returns of migrants as a condition for development assistance. A more equitable and multidimensional approach is needed.