On March 4th 2015 the European Commissioner of Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship Dimitris Avramopoulos announced the “European Agenda on Migration” in an effort to deal more efficiently with the management of migration flows from third countries setting out the four main areas where actions are envisaged to be implemented. Dr. A. Dimitriadi discusses in the document, the main points of the new policy on migration and asylum. The document outlines the similarities and differences with the EU policies of the past addressing migration and highlights the main points that need improvement in order to allow for a holistic approach to tackle migration in the spirit of European solidarity and equal burden sharing of migrants and asylum seekers in EU member states.

Briefing Note 35/2015: The European Agenda for Migration: A new narrative for an old tale?

Author: Dr Angeliki Dimitriadi