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"Get Lost!"

The overall emphasis of current EU policies on increasing the “effectiveness” of return, including through the use of informal and non-binding readmission arrangements, raises a set of issues concerning the impact of those measures on relevant EU standards in a number of areas, including respect of fair and legal remedy procedures, identification and re-documentation of migrants, and the effective protection of personal data. This publication highlights the numerous problems and difficulties returnees face in Afghanistan, Syria, Tunisia, Senegal and Kosovo.

European, of course!?

European, of course!?


On July 1, 2020, Germany will once again serve as chair of the Council of the European Union since its previous turn thirteen years ago. It thus stands to follow that European politics have become a renewed focus of public debate in the country. Such discussions are continually characterized by the question of the nature of Germany’s responsibility in the European Union.

Western Balkan 6 Strategy Group for an effective EU-enlargement policy

Western Balkan 6 Strategy Group for an effective EU-enlargement policy

The “Strategy Group for a political, societal and economic European integration of the
Western Balkans Six” is a group of legal, historical and political researches from all WB6
countries organized by Heinrich Böll Stiftung’s Belgrade, Sarajevo and Berlin offices.
Its aim is to credibly advocate for a more effective European integration of the Balkans
in European as well as Balkan capitals.

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For further information please contact:

Zora Siebert
Head of EU Policy Programme
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Email: zora.siebert[at]


The Role of the European Union in Its Neighbourhood and in the World

100 Years after: South Caucasus Countries from the Declaration of Independence till 2018

Watch & Listen

Closed Ports, Dubious Partners: The EU’s Policy of Outsourcing Responsibility in the Mediterranean