Discussing Migration and Border Security

The Deputy Chief of Mission of the Austrian Embassy Christian Brunmayr participated in the European Horizons Spring Forum 2016 at the German Marshall Fund of the United States in Washington, D.C. Together with Caroline Vicini, deputy head of the EU Delegation, Marie Lecerf of the European Parliamentay Research Service, and Tony Silberfeld of the Bertelsmann Foundation, he discussed a paper on migration and border security by Nev Koker, PhD candidate in political theory, and a certificate student in Women’s Studies at the University of Michigan.

Brunmayr acknowledged the close tie between migration and security, urging for a European approach: 


„The issue of migration is one of the most pressing challenges in Europe. I am glad that Austria was able to contribute to substantially reduce the flow of refugees through the Western Balkan route. Now, we have to work together to find a European solution to this European problem and further secure the external borders, strengthen our commitment in the region, and overall find a political solution in Syria.”

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