The upcoming New Pact on Migration and Asylum: Will it be up to the challenge?

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This Discussion Paper argues that a different approach is needed to set up an EU asylum and migration policy that is efficient, respects asylum seekers’ fundamental rights and can prevent and meaningfully address future humanitarian emergencies. It examines the persistent divisions among European countries that the Commission must overcome and provides concrete recommendations on how it can advance an ambitious agenda that is fit for these uncertain times, particularly on responsibility-sharing, asylum procedures, and the external dimension of migration policies.