9 March 2023

Ukrainian refugees in the EU: Exit from Temporary Protection?

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When bombs started falling on Ukraine in February 24, fellow Europeans were fast to open their homes to provide shelter to Ukrainians. The EU was fast to react, too. On 4 March, 22, it pulled the so-called Temporary Protection Directive, for the very first time. One year into the war, the Directive, that had proved to be effective, was prolonged for another year. Nevertheless, the question remains: What can be ways out of the Temporary Protection Directive? ICMPD Senior Policy Advisor, Asylum Expert Martin Wagner, reflects back and looks into the future of Temporary Protection Directive and why it’s important to start to look for exit strategies now.