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EP 47 Is Europe still a fortress? Refugees in Central and Eastern Europe

Season 3, Ep. 47

Is Europe still a fortress? Refugees in Central and Eastern Europe

In CEE (and beyond) migration has become an issue that polarizes and evokes a wide range of emotions. In their conversation, Melanie Jaindl and Malwina Talik discuss three important dates in the recent history of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE): 2015 (the 'long summer of migration'), 2021 (the humanitarian crisis on the Poland-Belarus border), and 2022 (the Russian invasion of Ukraine). They explore how these events have been perceived in CEE, offer explanations for different attitudes, and examine their collective impact on the region. 

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Host: Malwina Talik and Melanie Jaindl, associates at IDM 

Production and Editing: Gloria Becerril 

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