Simon Marc

Refugees are «outsourced». Populists won the EU?

Mark Simon specially for "European Dialogue" has analysed results of the EU summit on migration. Leaders of the core European countries, first and foremost Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron seem to have given in to the populist pressure from Southern and Eastern Europe and accepted in final communique measures, which are rather a symbolic solution to the migration crisis and can hardly be implemented in reality. However, this temporary victory of the populists and their tactical union is less likely to go any further as the interests of the parties are too diverging and it is unlikely that they will be capable of pushing for solutions of other EU issues in the form they need