Good outcome unlikely at European weekend summit on migration crisis

With tens of thousands of migrants entering Slovenia this last week, Europe is scrambling for a solution. The European Commission called for a mini-summit on Sunday, but Cornell University sociologist Mabel Berezin says that despite the effort to bring states together, the crisis might be the last nail in the European Union’s coffin. Berezin will be available for interviews on Monday, following the Sunday summit.

Bio: http://www.soc.cornell.edu/faculty/berezin.html

 

Berezin says:

“No matter what the European Union emergency summit on migration this weekend decides, it is hard to imagine a good outcome.

“Many of the countries of the former Eastern bloc are dead set against taking in migrants.  They are following a trend that is reverberating throughout the continent.  The migrant crisis has been a gift for the nationalist right in the West as well as in the East.

“The only thing that I see on the horizon are further steps towards the dissolution of the EU, or the European project—it may be the last nail in the coffin.”

 

 

For interviews contact:
Daryl Lovell
office: 607-254-4799
dal296@cornell.edu 

 

Cornell University has television, ISDN and dedicated Skype/Google+ Hangout studios available for media interviews.

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