With guest host Ray Suarez.
After Brussels, Europe is taking another look at the human wave from the Mideast and Africa. We’ll look at mounting tension over the EU’s migrant crisis.
An intense manhunt is under way for the people involved in this week’s bombing of the airport and metro in Brussels, Belgium. We’ll catch up with the state of the investigation and the tightening coordination among national intelligence agencies, and we’ll look at the rising scrutiny of the refugees pouring into Western Europe, and the countries taking a second look at Borderless Europe. This hour On Point, Brussels and its aftermath.
-- Ray Suarez
Mujtaba Rahman, leads the Eurasia Group's European analysis.
From The Reading List
The Wall Street Journal: Brussels Attacks: Bloodshed Exposes Growing Divisions Over Border Security — "The Brussels attacks provoked expressions of shock and solidarity throughout Europe, as well as renewed accusations of weak border security and immigration policies that reflect growing divisions across a continent in crisis."
New York Times: Brussels Attacks Fuel Debate Over Migrants in a Fractured Europe — "It did not take long. Almost as soon as the bombs went off in Brussels on Tuesday morning, the new act of terrorism in the heart of Europe was employed in the bitter debate about the influx of migrants from the Middle East and North Africa."
POLITICO Europe: Watchdog slams EU migration management as ineffective -- "The European Union’s spending on migration policy prior to 2014 and before the current crisis was ineffective and lacked clear goals, according to a report released Thursday by the EU’s Court of Auditors. Although the Commission revamped migration policy in 2015, the report is warning sign for EU leaders ahead of a summit Thursday to seal a controversial deal with Turkey to halt a wave of migrants and asylum seekers into Europe. The report provides evidence that, in the past, smaller-scale migration programs have been ineffectively implemented."
This program aired on March 24, 2016.