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European Economic Diplomacy and the Refugees’ Crisis
European Economic Diplomacy and the Refugees’ Crisis

Author(s): Anca Gabriela Ilie
Subject(s): Migration Studies, Inter-Ethnic Relations
Published by: Editura “Tritonic Books” Bucuresti
Keywords: economic diplomacy; refugees; immigrants; European Union; terrorism;

Summary/Abstract: The present scientific paper analyzes the migration crisis towards Europe and correlating this underway phenomenon with the European Union`s economic diplomacy. The paper shows the current state of the European economic diplomacy, underlining that the issue of mass migration towards Europe is not demographic, but spiritual, cultural and related to civilization, in other words, it is a crisis of the fundamental values on which the European project was built. The European economic diplomacy must relate with the diplomacy of refugees, a new form of diplomacy (not receiving a structured framework) which refers to the national, European and international border control framework and also to the legislation on migration, which is most often exercised not by career diplomats but by ministers or commissioners interested in immigration, internal or external control. This paper attempts to demonstrate that the refugees come from areas experiencing crises situations, conflicts or wars, accompanied by an increased presence of terrorist organizations. At the same time, it is important to remember that authorities have declared on numerous occasions that they are faces with a crisis of identity and nationality, many of the citizenships declared by the immigrants are not real. Thus, this paper seeks to answer the following questions: To what extent one can speak of a relaxed policy of the European diplomacy in managing the refugee crisis? What is the European Union`s future after the passage of the migratory flows? How can the Lisbon Treaty and the European economic diplomacy bring credibility to the European project currently under siege?

  • Issue Year: 1/2016
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 65-74
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: English