European Leaders Debate Next Steps as Anti-Migrant Sentiment Rises

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More than one million migrants crossed into Europe in 2015, the largest influx since World War II. European Union leaders are debating how to address the flow of migrants and share the refugee burden across member states, while growing anti-immigrant movements gain momentum. We discuss the humanitarian crisis and the actions that Europe may take in the near future to address it.


Jeanne Carstensen, journalist; covered the refugee crisis in Lesbos, Greece in 2015 with support from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting

Gregory Maniatis, senior European policy fellow, Policy Institute; senior advisor to the United Nations on migration

Nabeel Khoury, senior fellow, Atlantic Council's Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East