The conclusions of the informal Valetta Summit on 3 February reaffirmed the EU’s move toward a ‘real’ fortress Europe. The focus of the meeting was on a new third country agreement with Libya that would strengthen the Libyan coastguard’s ability to police its borders and combat people smuggling. EU governments, which see the Central Mediterranean […]
Tamara Tubakovic and Kelly Rogan
Tamara Tubakovic is a PhD Researcher at the School of Social and Political Sciences and the EU Centre on Shared Complex Challenges at the University of Melbourne, Australia. She was a visiting fellow to the European University Institute, Florence and Egmont Institute, Brussels. Her research interests include EU asylum policy and governance. Kelly Rogan is a recent graduate from the Masters of International Relations at Monash University in Australia. Her studies have focused primarily on human rights and counter-terrorism.