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

Publicerad 11.5.2016

Toni Alaranta
The Finnish Institute of International Affairs

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