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Integrated Border Management is not a ‘one size fits all’ concept

With the increasing mobility of persons and goods in times of fear of terrorism and organised crime, states need to ensure the right balance between open, while at the same time secured and controlled borders. ‘Integrated Border...> more

Director General has two high-level meetings with representatives of Switzerland and Macedonia

ICMPD’s Director General Michael Spindelegger went on two missions in the previous week, meeting with the Federal Councillor of Switzerland as well as the Prime Minister of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. > more

2016 is a decisive year for Turkey and the EU – part II

This is the second of two blog articles about Turkey’s approach to migration and the most immediate challenges arising from the ‘refugee crisis’. While the first article analysed EU-Turkey relations, this blog gives and overview...> more

2016 is a decisive year for Turkey and the EU - part I

This is the first of two blog articles about Turkey’s approach to migration and the most immediate challenges arising from the ‘refugee crisis’. While this article analyses EU-Turkey relations, the second part zooms into the...> more

New Director General visits ICMPD member state Bulgaria

During his visit to Bulgaria, ICMPD's Director General Michael Spindelegger met with Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov and spoke at the parliament. > more

New ICMPD Director General takes office, visits Brussels

Michael Spindelegger has taken office as the Director General of ICMPD on 1 January 2016. His goals in his new position are to further strengthen ICMPD’s role as a member-driven international organisation and as a think tank...> more

Austrian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Integration visits ICMPD

During a visit of the minister, ICMPD's new Director General presented his goal to strengthen positioning of the organisation as a platform for dialogue and mediation on migration. > more

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