Migration: Spain is NOT the new Greece (nor even Italy)

In this short interview on Al Jazeera English News I explain why we shouldn’t treat Spain as a new Greece or Italy as far as irregular sea crossings are concerned. Morocco is a functioning state, not like Libya, and has a close cooperation on migration with the EU, not like Turkey before the EU deal.

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I have also put together some charts based on UNHCR and IOM data to capture the evolution of Mediterranean migration in the last few years.

 

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See also Twitter thread below.

For an analysis of the policy development on migration in the EU, see my recent op-ed in the New Internationalist.

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