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Nobody move! Myths of the EU migration crisis

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This Chaillot Paper contextualises the dilemmas facing EU policymakers as Europe experienced an unprecedented influx of migrants and refugees in 2015-2016. Analysing and comparing the differing perspectives of external experts and internal practitioners, it examines how the EU’s enlargement, neighbourhood and development policies evolved in response to the migration crisis.

The paper identifies nine important shifts in European foreign policy that took place during the crisis, offering an explanation of why each occurred.