From left – Adrian Vatovec, Honorary Consul of Slovenia, and H.E. Sem Fabrizi, Ambassador of the European Union to Australia and New Zealand
The Migration Crisis
Hawke EU Centre, University of South Australia
August 17, 2016
H.E. Sem Fabrizi, Ambassador of the European Union to Australia and New Zealand, delivered an invigorating speech about some of the major issues the migration crisis is having on the European Union. This impact is both social and economic.
Migration is now a core element of the European Union’s foreign policy and now there is a 12 billion euro budget to handle this unprecedented wave of migration.
The Schengen border has been in existence for 20 years and it is imperative that this border is maintained, even though it was under huge pressure with the migration wave in 2015. This external EU border is also extremely important for the free movement of people and goods within member states as it saves 18 billion euros a year with having no internal borders.
by Adrian Vatovec