FIIA Comment

FIIA Comment 12 (2016)   

The problematic EU-Turkey refugee deal:
The EU downplays its structural foreign policy in order to secure internal unity

Julkaistu 11.5.2016

Toni Alaranta
The Finnish Institute of International Affairs

Lataa PDF (45 Kb)

Although the EU-Turkey refugee deal is presented to European citizens as proof of the EUís firm stance and ability to secure the member statesí interests, it is highly likely that securing internal unity has done a significant disservice to the EUís future policy options and ability to bring about structural reform in Turkey.