Gesine Schwan

Gesine Schwan is President of the Humboldt-Viadrina Governance Platform. She is the former president of Viadrina European University, a German political science professor, and member of the Social Democratic Party of Germany where she is chairing the Fundamental Values Commission. The party has already nominated her twice in the past, as a candidate for the federal presidential elections.

Municipalities as main players in EU asylum policy

At the end of September, the European Commission has presented a proposal for a new asylum and refugee policy. It is very detailed with a lot of legal regulations. But it does not address the crucial points for an effective solution that corresponds to the challenges on the ground, international law and, above all, human …

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It is time for the courage to show solidarity!

German SPD do not have a reputation for being particularly solidary or fair towards our neighbours. Now, they have a new chance to prove that reputation wrong.

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Migration for a new european asylum

Some voters are pro-EU and wish to maintain the status quo. Others consider the crisis to be the result of excessive integration,

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