The Western Balkans and Europe’s Refugee Crisis Today
- Vladimir Petronijević, Executive Director, Group 484
- Jonathan D. Katz, Senior Fellow, The German Marshall Fund of the United States
Two years after the height of Europe’s refugee crisis, migration influx to Europe has slowed, in part due to the EU-Turkey refugee deal and tighter border restrictions. Yet, the crisis is far from over. EU member states and the Balkans continue to grapple with curbed but perpetual migration flows that add to the total number of refugees. Moreover, effective policy solutions aimed to integrate asylum seekers and mitigate security risks are still lacking.
Against this backdrop, The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) invites you to a roundtable conversation with Vladimir Petronijević to discuss security implications of Europe’s refugee policy in the Balkans and beyond. This on-the-record discussion will be moderated by GMF senior fellow Jonathan D. Katz and aims to assess how the surge of migrants from war-torn and impoverished nations affects the security situation in Europe, while identifying policies that address risks and pinpoint solutions.
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