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Europe: The crisis that will not go

The European Summit is unlikely to come to grips with the migrant crisis nor should one expect significant progress on eurozone reforms

Illustration by Binay Sinha
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Illustration by Binay Sinha

Claude Smadja
Thursday’s European Union (EU) summit is meant to discuss institutional and structural issues crucial to the future of Europe. But once again, the meeting will be overshadowed by the migrant crisis and the deep divisions it has been creating over the last six years.

It is true that in many ways Europe brought that calamity upon itself by refusing to make a number of tough choices that would have created a lot of controversies at the time but might have helped reduce the magnitude of the crisis now straining European cohesion to the limit. It was clear from the beginning that
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First Published: Jun 28 2018 | 5:56 AM IST

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