Passers-by walk next to the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, on February 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

Migration looks to be the biggest topic for voters in the upcoming European Parliament elections in May. The most recent Eurobarometer survey shows that forty percent of Europeans consider immigration to be one of the two most important issues facing the European Union (EU). Immigration was the highest reported of all issues, far ahead of terrorism (twenty percent) or the economy (eighteen percent).

While some subjects, like the Dublin Regulation, are so politicized and difficult that reform can appear implausible at this point, there are still numerous, discrete migration-related issues where the EU parliament has been able to act.

In 2018, the parliament passed three resolutions for which non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and civil society actors in the migration field have been campaigning. Read more