Capability Gap

Need for a common European migration and asylum policy


The scope of EU asylum and migration policy along with the additional challenge of parallel applicability, leads to lack of solidarity and consensus among EU member states concerning migration and asylum policy as a whole. This in turn creates the following operational challenges:  

  • Problematic regulation of borders as there is no cohesion in the migration policies applied by two neighbouring countries
    • EU Member States (EU-MS) and EU Third Countries (EU 3C) (e. Greece and Turkey). 
  • Lack of coordination for rescue operations as well as an unclear division of tasks between involved agencies – that may lead to critical loss of valuable time 
  • Complications in employing similar treatment of refugees and asylum seekers in all European nations, which may lead to discriminatory practices 
  • Non-homogeneous access to the procedures of international protection.

Operational Challenges

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General description of operational capability

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Additional Considerations

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