Policy Implications of Increased Migration to Spain

Author
Marcela Szymanski, Małgorzata Pawłowska
Content Type
Special Report
Institution
The Polish Institute of International Affairs
Abstract
Despite the significant reduction of irregular migration to the European Union, the number of migrants arriving to Spain is increasing. In the national debate on this issue, the Socialist government of Pedro Sanchez faces growing criticism from both the right and the left. Maintaining the current course in migration policy will require intensifying cooperation with Spain’s European partners. The Spanish authorities will reinforce the pressure on them to increase EU financial support for southern European countries and to find a European solution to asylum.
Topic
Migration, Regional Cooperation, European Union, Asylum
Political Geography
Europe, Spain, North Africa