EU immigration is broken. Brussels is unlikely to be able to fix it

Press quote (Euro News)
04 May 2022

"I am sceptical that the Commission's proposals will reduce illegal migration, at least in the short term. There will always be people who don't neatly fit into a skill category but still want to migrate, or who are in the EU already but with an expiring visa and wish to stay but have no legal way to do so," Luigi Scazzieri, Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for European Reform (CER) told Euronews. 

"Some of the Commission's plans relate to building 'talent partnerships' with third countries. The idea is to offer legal migration routes to then secure co-operation from third countries in tackling illegal migration. But I doubt that these schemes will be large enough in terms of numbers to make a real impact," he said.