• Sammy Mahdi

On migration pact, EU may finally try ‘break-it to make-it’ strategy

After years of failure on omnibus accord, capitals may try to use mini deals to build momentum and trust.



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Sammy Mahdi, the Belgian state secretary for migration and asylum, said he believed that initial agreements on EASO and Eurodac could build trust and momentum toward a wider agreement.


“Those are not the big ideological discussions,” Mahdi said in an interview with POLITICO. “But I think if those two aspects could move forward, it could at least give some countries the confidence that you can do something — that it is possible with 27 countries to move forward on the European level.”


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