Remember the refugee crisis? I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but even though it seems like so long ago, it has never gone away.
Back in 2016 the EU paid Turkey €6 billion to keep refugees in camps there instead of letting them cross over to Europe. That deal was supposed to buy EU leaders time until they could figure out a more sensible and permanent solution. Two years later, I don’t know what that is, but I do know that the conditions for political compromise get worse by the day, even as the chance of a new refugee crisis is growing.