• Sammy Mahdi

Empathy (and maybe a month-long summit): Belgian migration chief sees path to EU deal

The European project could be at stake if a deal isn’t reached, Belgium’s young state secretary warned.



For Brussels, reaching an elusive EU-wide deal on migration and asylum policy remains an urgent priority. But when Sammy Mahdi, Belgium’s migration and asylum chief, raises the pact in his own parliament, the reaction is a giant, collective eye-roll.

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