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The Istituto Affari Internazionali is pleased to invite you to a meeting on

Italy, Germany and the Mediterranean
a proposal to save lives, the refugee convention and liberal Europe

Rome, 12 May 2017
9.30 - 11.00

IAI Library
Via Angelo Brunetti, 9 (3° Floor)


Gerald Knaus
Chairman, the European Stability Initiative (ESI), Berlin, Brussels and Istanbul

Welcome Remarks / Chair

Asli Okyay, Senior Fellow, IAI

Registration form (link)

Access will be permitted only to those people who will register their participation
and until seats are available

Working language: English - No simultaneous translation

Gerald Knaus, author of the "Merkel Plan" that became the basis for the 2016 EU-Turkey agreement, presents the latest proposal on how to deal with the humanitarian crises on the EU's Mediterranean borders - from the Aegean to the Central Mediterranean; how to replace the Dublin system for asylum with a fair European system that Germany, Italy, France, and Greece will all find attractive and which actually works; and how pro-European leaders might win elections on a platform combining empathy for refugees with control of irregular migration. 

ESI proposal: The Malta Plan – a humane EU border and asylum policy is possible (3 February 2017)
The Guardian, "1m African migrants may be en route to Europe, says former UK envoy" (2 April 2017)
Gerald Knaus, "Ex meridie lux - a Malta Plan for the Mediterranean" (11 April 2017)
Deutsche Welle: Is the EU-Turkey deal at risk of collapsing? (20 March 2017)
Presentation: Germany, Europe, and the Politics of Refugee Protection (18 February 2017)
ESI proposal: The Merkel Plan – A proposal for the Syrian refugee crisis (4 October 2015).



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