EU Says Migration Crisis Over as Crossings Fall by 89 Percent

The European Commission has declared the migration "crisis" over, while criticising populist misinformation and noting an 89% fall in Mediterranean crossings in 2018 compared to 2015. The Commission’s vice-president, Frans Timmermans, said “Europe is no longer experiencing the migration crisis we lived in 2015, but structural problems remain.” Today, EU interior ministers meet in Brussels to discuss Europe’s asylum reform. Five of seven laws have been agreed on but no advancement has been made on the Dublin Regulation. An agreement on a package before the European elections is unlikely.