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Model for Cooperation or Partners in Shame? Lessons Learnt from the EU-Turkey Refugee Agreement

The EU-Turkey Statement was signed one year ago on 18 March 2016. Although some progress has been made towards achieving the desired goals, the deal still stands on shaky ground. Observers have expressed concern on a number of levels. This policy brief suggests a path forward that goes beyond using the agreement as a blanket model that prioritises European domestic policy over Turkish stability.

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By Lisa Haferlach, Dahrendorf Research Associate, Hertie School of Governance