• Lessons Not Learned Commentary on the EU’s 17-Point Plan and Its Alternative

    Commentary on the EU's 17-Point Plan and Its Alternative

    As the massive refugee influx continues to grow, the European Union is attempting and failing to find effective solutions.

    The most recent such attempt was the meeting in Brussels at the end of October, which gathered leaders from Albania, Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Macedonia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Romania, Serbia, and Slovenia. The result of this meeting was the 17-point plan of action (the Plan). This CEP Insight deconstructs the Plan and provides critique of its most controversial measures. Furthermore, the Temporary Protection Directive is presented, explained, and advocated for as an alternative solution to the current crisis. Finally, the article considers the repercussions of the Plan in the context of Serbia.


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