“Migration as coercion”, Blanca Garcés Mascareñas (CIDOB, Barcelona)

The Belarusian regime has orchestrated the arrival of thousands of refugees at the borders of Poland, Latvia and Lithuania. It is not the first time one of the European Union’s neighbours has used migration as a weapon of political warfare. What these states seek in return is one question, but we must also ask how the European Union has managed to bring this on itself by creating external dependency in its border control and by giving in to its fears.

Read more here.