Tuğçe Kılıç PhD Student, University of Szeged

Attila Szabó PhD Student, University of Szeged


In order to stop the irregular influx in the Balkan route, some governmental and intergovernmental precautions were taken. As a result of the externalization of the migration policy of the EU, the EU-Turkey joint action plan was signed in order to tackle “the migration crisis”. The second factor which shaped the Balkan route relevantly is the establishment of the mandatory relocation system of asylum seekers. The third barrier is the infamous Hungarian border fence and the newly established transit zones. This paper will focus on to answer to what extent these new form of relations and regulations can be effective. These regimes would be able to survive without each other? In the long term, this might be interpreted that “migration crisis” cannot be solved without close cooperation between the EU and its key partners in the region as well as putting the concept of “burden and responsibility sharing” into practice.