• 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.


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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