Philippe Fargues

Philippe Fargues is a French demographer. He is a Professor at the European University Institute where he was the founding Director of the Migration Policy Centre. He held senior positions at the National Institute for Demographic Studies in Paris and the American University in Cairo. He was a visiting Professor at Harvard and Sciences Po Paris. He has extensively published on population, migration and politics in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Sophisticated tools – weak principles

With its ‘New Pact on Migration and Asylum’, the European Commission has taken on one of the most divisive and controversial issues within the bloc. And one that puts its own human rights record most prominently on the spot. The outcome are elaborate proposals, heavy on procedure but weak on moral principles and values, and …

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Immigration: defending openness against isolationism

Migration has ceased to be a hot topic but taking a moment of respite at the EU’s Mediterranean borders for a sustainable response to the migration issue is a political mistake.

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