Migration and the EU Global Strategy
In this article in The International Spectator, Michela Ceccorulli and Sonia Lucarelli point out the important role that migration plays in the EU Global Strategy and identify six narratives on migration in the document.
Migration did not figure in the European Security Strategy of 2003. Never mentioned as a threat, it was not even mentioned as a risk. Thirteen years later, migration is widely cited in the new European Union Global Strategy. Much richer than the previous security document and global in aspiration, the Global Strategy treats migration as a challenge and an opportunity, recognising the key role it plays in a rapidly changing security landscape. However, this multifaceted perspective on migration uncovers starkly different political and normative claims, all of which are legitimate in principle. The different narratives on migration present in the new strategic document attest to the Union’s comprehensive approach to the issue but also to critical and possibly competing normative dilemmas.
The International Spectator 52(3), 2017, 83–102
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