The EU project is haunted by its own failing border regime. Its obsession with repelling outsiders, even leading to their death, is undermining the very principles that allowed its unification in the past and is precipitating its own decline.▶
Prof. Henk van Houtum is head of the Nijmegen Centre for Border Research, Radboud University Nijmegen, Institute of Management Research and Research Professor Geopolitics of Borders, University of Bergamo. He published extensively on global justice, border regimes, migration and Europe. In addition, he is a publicist and commentator for various (inter)national media.