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Migracije i indentitet Evropske unije
Migrations and identity of the European Union

Author(s): Slobodan Zečević
Subject(s): Asylum, Refugees, Migration as Policy-fields
Published by: Институт за међународну политику и привреду
Keywords: The European Union; European territory; ;migrant crisis; the right to asylum; Frontex; the European Union regulation; federalism; Common Security and Defense Policy

Summary/Abstract: At the beginning of XXI century, the European Union has been hit by several successive crises. It was the world financial crisis of 2007 whose source was in the financial market of the United States, the debt crisis in Greece, which lasts from 2009 and has escalated in the summer of 2015, as well the refugee crisis resulting from the war in Syria during 2015. In connection with previously stated, it should be noted that in Germany in 2015 entered a million and one hundred thousand refugees, of whom about 60 percent are not persons threatened by war. The aforementioned events have pointed out that the unfinished European sovereignty caused by delays in the construction of a European federal state actually allows the European Union to function in somewhat normal circumstances, but it prevents her from having an adequate response to emergencies. Because of her interstate and confederal features, the European Union cannot give the unique, fast and appropriate response to the challenges of the globalized world. The absence of rounded territory and European federal government with ministries of interior and defense makes the European Union inefficient in dealing with migration and security challenges.

  • Issue Year: 67/2016
  • Issue No: 1163
  • Page Range: 30-45
  • Page Count: 16
  • Language: Serbian