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Summit of the Future – Part two: A geopolitical EU needs a permanent seat on the UN Security Council

Michael Sanfey, Visiting Fellow at the Robert Schuman Centre, makes the case that a geopolitical EU needs a permanent seat on the UN Security Council. For this to happen, he argues that France would have to make way, thereby demonstrating leadership and the importance it attaches to EU strategic autonomy and the effectiveness of the UNSC. An ideal occasion to make a commitment in this regard would be during the Summit of the Future at the UN in New York in September.

The Global Compact on Migration: From Ideals to Reality

In this post, Martin Ruhs and Philip Martin argue that the recent Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration, adopted by 164 of the UN’s 193 member states in December 2018, is too distanced from labour market realities to effectively improve labour migration governance.