Dr. Maria Pisani is a Maltese citizen, lecturer, former head of office for the International Organization for Migration on Malta, and co-founder and director of Integra Foundation. As the EU’s smallest and southern-most member state Malta has long been on the front lines of one of the busiest and the deadliest migratory path on earth, where more than 14,000 people have lost their lives since 2014, attempting the crossing from North African shores to the EU. We discuss Malta’s role in this discussion, the features of Maltese policies and how they have shifted over the years, and the moral, political, and logistical implications of the EU’s de facto policy of containment and deterrence since 2015, when Europe saw the largest numbers of refugees since the Second World War.
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