UDC 323.28(5-15)(4)
Biblid: 0543-3657, 67 (2016)
Vol. 67, No 1162-1163, pp. 5-19
DOI:

Review paper
Received: 25 May 2016
Accepted: 25 Jun 2016

MIGRANT REFUGEE CRISIS (THE AREA OF THE MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA) AND EUROPE 2015-2016.

Petrović Dr Dragan (Dr Dragan Petrović, viši naučni saradnik, Institut za međunarodnu politiku i privredu, Beograd), draganp@diplomacy.bg.ac.rs

During the last years a wave of migrations from the Middle-East, North and sub-Saharan Africa in the direction of Europe, especially countries of the European Union, is evident. In 2015, this process had a particularly massive pressure of migrants from the south-east direction, especially through the Balkans to Central and Western Europe, especially to Germany. In this paper is analyzed the process of migration of the population of the Middle-East, North and Sub- Saharan Africa to Europe in the last years, caused largely by conflicts and riots in these parts of the world, as well as by poverty. It also analyzes the geopolitical dimensions of migrations from these areas, especially from war-torn Syria to the EU and Europe. So far, the European Union was facing a great challenge and disunity of its members considering this issue, which further expands the multidimensional crisis of the Union that is already in progress.

Keywords: migrations; Europe; European Union; Middle East, North and Sub- Saharan Africa; Migration crisis