Seen from across the Atlantic: European Politics in an Age of Migration

Asylum and border control policies currently stand at the forefront of debate in European politics. The Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom’s Transatlantic Dialogue Program hosted Angelika Mlinar, an Austrian Member of the European Parliament, to discuss the challenges posed by the refugee crisis and present solutions for a handful of the problems faced. Ms. Mlinar serves as Vice President for the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE) Party and is a member of the “New Austria and Liberal Forum” (NEOS) party. Her personal history growing up as a Slovenian in the Austrian state of Carinthia has motivated her politics and inspired her to stand up for those who are unjustly restricted in their daily lives. Continue reading