We are in for a hot summer

Europe has done very little to prepare for a reprise of mass refugee flows.

Refugee camp TraiskirchenRefugee camp Traiskirchen (Source: Sme)

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.

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