PhD candidate in International Relations (University of Malta) My research interests focus on the diverse EU policy approaches to irregular migration and their impact on EU asylum and migration policymaking. More specifically, how the different EU approaches impact on relations between member states and EU institutions, and subsequently on EU migration governance. I am also interested in the increasing support of right-wing populist parties across Europe and how this impacts on EU asylum and migration policymaking, as well as in the economic and political consequences of border controls in the Schengen area (since 2015).
- The EU’s Pact on Migration and Asylum will do little to ease the pressure on southern member states, 17 Jan 2021
- Why EU states are converging on restrictive migration policies, despite their different political traditions, 26 Dec 2020
- Assessing the impact of Covid-19 on the EU’s response to irregular migration, 05 Nov 2020