Policy Briefs

C. Bastasin – The migration crisis: A case for a “Merzi” leadership

Germany and Italy share common interests in tackling the migrant crisis—perhaps the greatest challenge in EU history. Regrettably, in responding to the unprecedented developments at Europe's borders, most national governments have shown an appalling absence of solidarity and strategic ambition. Germany and Italy are best-placed to contribute to solving the collective action problem that is crippling Europe's response to the crisis.

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