European Asylum Policy: Two Major Accords to Break the Impasse

Since the refugee crisis of 2015-2016, the European asylum system has been in stalemate. In this advisory report, the AIV focuses on determining what political-strategic approach has the most potential to provide a way out of this impasse. The AIV is of the opinion that two major accords are needed: an internal accord between member states and an external accord with third countries. The report describes how these accords may be reached and what elements should be part of these accords. In its conclusions and recommendations, the AIV fleshes out these ideas in the form of five recommendations concerning the internal accord and five recommendations concerning the external accord.