Research Paper by
Begoña Garteizaurrecoa Azua
The exponential increase of refugee fluxes towards the European Union constitutes a global problem of complex and diverse nature. The crisis jeopardizes the most precious element of this world; human lives. The crisis, together with the rise of populist and xenophobic groups, has posed risks regarding the own European Union and the Schengen area. Therefore, the crisis and associated problems suppose the most important challenges the European Union has faced, regarding its future as a unitary project.