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New EU migration pact driven by political compromise, not humanitarianism

Asylum seekers carry their belongings, Lesbos, Greece, September 11 2020. Orestis Panagiotou/EPA-EFE

Romit Bhandari, Coventry University The EU has revealed its long-awaited pact on migration and asylum. Brought forward by a week, the timing seems an attempt to pacify the outrage over the devastating fire at the Greek refugee camp Moria that started on September 8. Images of the fires showed an unprecedented – but predictable – human catastrophe. Some 13,000 people …

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