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Does Europe Need a New Approach to Migration?

4 April 2016 - 5:45pm to 7:30pm

Chatham House London, UK


Gunilla Carlsson, Swedish Minister for International Development Cooperation (2006-13)
Christiane Hoffmann, Deputy Berlin Bureau Chief, Der Spiegel
Gulwali Passarlay, Journalist and Author, The Lightless Sky
Nikola Poposki, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Macedonia
Shoko Shimozawa, Deputy Director, Regional Bureau for Middle East and North Africa, UNHCR
Chair: Dr Robin Niblett CMG, Director, Chatham House




As the migrant crisis continues to dominate the European political agenda, our panel will discuss the current responses by governments and policy-makers at domestic, European and international levels.

How have these responses been influenced by the domestic political fallouts from the crisis and does a lack of a consistent approach by countries across Europe threaten the future of the Schengen Agreement or even the EU itself?

Looking ahead, our panellists will try to draw out possible solutions palatable to all parties and ask if there any approaches that can adequately balance the concerns around limited resources and budgets with the humanitarian imperative of helping those most in need.

This event will be recorded for broadcast as part of the NHK Global Agenda series.
The recording will last 90 minutes and we must ask all attendees to be in their seats by 17:45 and to remain until 19:35.
Registration for members will be on a first come, first served basis.

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