The war that opened Europe’s borders

It’s hard to convey just how fast and how much Europe has changed, including at its borders. More than a million people fled from Ukraine to the EU in just over a week. But in Ukraine, residents from Africa and Asia have reported racism as they fled. On the EU side of the border, Ukrainian refugees have been granted an unprecedented legal status. After years of hardening its borders, EU migration had become largely a story of limbo. Is what we’re seeing now a new chapter – or is there fine print?

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