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Oxfam’s new report unpacks the EU’s support for addressing the “root causes” of migration By Raphael Shilhav “Root causes”. When it comes to responding to migration and to managing it, there are few phrases that have been more overused and abused. Since 2015, politicians have been promising to address the “root causes of irregular migration”… » read more

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By Raphael Shilhav, Oxfam EU migration policy advisor The EU’s ‘hotspots’ for migrants arriving in Italy and Greece place people at risk. That is one of the findings of a report by the European Court of Auditors last week. ‘Hotspots’ are a key pillar of the EU’s migration response, aiming at helping Greece and Italy… » read more

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Sustainable development cannot be achieved without peace, stability and good governance. Recognising this crucial fact in its new proposed development framework, the European Commission pledges to foster human rights, security and conflict prevention in fragile countries. However, the EU’s current approach to migration shows an alarming twisting of development efforts to accommodate a logic of control and deterrence.

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