What the EU is actually doing about Syria, the refugees & ISIS

Posted on 27. November 2015 by Doris Manu With the refugee crisis being the major preoccupation and challenge in Europe this year, it is no wonder that a great part of the 2015 Berlin Foreign Policy Forum (BFPF) was dedicated to discussions about the future of the Middle East, Syria in particular, and about the … Continue reading What the EU is actually doing about Syria, the refugees & ISIS

Refugees crisis. Different ‘Europes’ and few regrets

Posted on 28. September 2015 by Jorge Fernandez Gomez Recently, a famous Spanish writer produced an article in which he considered that it took a photo of a dead child on a beach to initiate policy responses to the tragic events taking place on Europe’s borders. He gave a scathing criticism of politicians, asking if the … Continue reading Refugees crisis. Different ‘Europes’ and few regrets

Historical circle of being – the Refugee Question

Posted on 14. September 2015 by Adnan Rahimic Looking at the ongoing refugee crisis, it’s time for some history lessons. This is a story that happened a long, long time ago, even before our parents were born. Long forgotten, or at least not mentioned enough to remind us that history is a circle, and that … Continue reading Historical circle of being – the Refugee Question

The refugee crisis: zooming in and out

Posted on 01. September 2015 by Doris Manu Refugees are making the headlines every day, their stories reach us more or less directly and a recent opinion poll shows that Europeans see immigration as one of the major challenges the EU is facing at the moment. There are reasons to worry more and more about … Continue reading The refugee crisis: zooming in and out

Pricing the lives of individuals

Posted on 16. July 2015 by Maria Alette Abdli Should we accept them? Welcome them? Can we afford them? Millions of Syrians have fled war in the past few years – and everyday more people manage to cross the border, escaping violence and fear in their home country. In Norway, as in other European countries, there … Continue reading Pricing the lives of individuals