More than a year has passed since the presentation of the European Commission’s proposal for a new Pact on Migration and Asylum. The background document n.14 of Faces of Migration, downloadable here, takes stock of the situation, starting from the Commission’s report of last September (New Pact on Migration and Asylum: reporting on developments and stepping up fight against migrant exploitation (europa.eu).
With the Afghan crisis and the recent one on the Belarus-Polish border, the policy of the European fortress is reaffirmed, as no agreement has been reached on the creation of a solidarity-based and responsible asylum and migration system within the European Union. Everything is delegated to externalisation: securitarian border control and containment in neighbouring and home countries. The continuous emergency of crises and borders prevents a more structural vision of migration within the framework of sustainable development in Europe and in the countries of origin.