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The two speakers assess the efforts of the EU which has been trying to complete a ‘migration pact’ and the reasons for various European governments taking diverse positions. Dr. Angenendt points to some critical measures that could help improve the practice of managing migration through EU borders and underlines the importance of dialogue between European and African experts.

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