23 March 2017
Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos noted “progress” on both schemes although the challenge requires that “more needs to be done, and faster”, calling on member states to show “political will, commitment and perseverance”. As for the 8th previous report, isolating these two aspects enables the portrayal of a situation which is improving while turning attention away from its systemic effects in the frontline states and this approach’s limits in terms of rationality and sustainability.
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Viewpoint: Ninth report on relocation and resettlement : Mystification and selective use of data in effort to present a dysfunctional approach as “sustainable” (pdf) by Yasha Maccanico
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