Ukraine: A Migration Corridor with Half-Closed Doors

Author
Piotr Kościński
Content Type
Policy Brief
Institution
The Polish Institute of International Affairs
Abstract
At a time when many European countries are strengthening border protection (including building walls), migrants will seek new avenues to Europe. In this context and of particular importance will be the policy of the authorities of Ukraine, which currently, and despite the still unstable situation in the country (war in the east and economic problems) could become the country of choice for migrants. Another problem for Kyiv may be internal migration. Both forms increase the risk of migration to EU countries such as Poland, Hungary, Slovakia and Romania, which are neighbours of Ukraine. In this situation, additional EU assistance to the authorities in Kyiv will be necessary.
Topic
Economics, Migration, Politics, Governance
Political Geography
Europe, Ukraine