Managing Migration : Now and in the Future


On 1st January 2021, Portugal took over the presidency of the Council of the European Union from Germany, running under the motto “time to deliver a fair, green, and digital recovery.” The change went rather unnoticed at a time with many events that drew far more media attention: the ongoing ravaging of the COVID-19 pandemic, the first launches of vaccine campaigns to end it, the U.S. Capitol raid. Within the E.U. alone, further political events have made the start of the Portuguese presidency harder than it had already been: by the time I am writing this article, three European governments are in a major crisis.

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