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Marie De Somer
Marie De Somer
Head of European Migration and Diversity programme and Senior Policy Analyst
Tel:  +32 (0)2 274.55.53
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Twitter: @MarieDeSomer

Dr. Marie De Somer is a Senior Policy Analyst and Head of the EPC’s Migration and Diversity Programme. Marie works on policy questions related to migration and mobility, with a particular interest in human rights issues, citizenship-related questions and the role of courts.

Before joining the EPC in September 2017, Marie worked at the KU Leuven and at Maastricht University where she researched EU family reunification law and policies. She also gained experience working at the Justice and Home Affairs Section of CEPS and at the European Commission’s DG Migration and Home Affairs.

Marie is also a part-time Guest Professor at the KU Leuven Centre for Public Law where she teaches ‘EU Human Rights Law and Policy’.

Marie is the author of ‘Precedents and Judicial Politics in EU Immigration Law’ published in July 2018 with Palgrave Macmillan. She regularly comments on EU migration policies for international and European media.

Marie holds a PhD from Maastricht University (awarded ‘Ernst B. Haas Best Dissertation Prize – Honorable Mention’ by the American Political Science Association, APSA), an MSc in European Studies from the London School of Economics and master degrees from the KU Leuven (in Contemporary European History and in European Politics and Policies).

Internal Responsibilities

Head of the Migration and Diversity Programme

Area of expertise

Immigration, Citizenship, Integration, Inter-Institutional Relations, Free Movement of Persons

Languages

English, Dutch, French, Portuguese, German (basic), Spanish (basic)

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Media appearances

Altinget (Denmark)
21 May 2019
Løkkes Schengen-show: Store ord fra et land uden stemmeret

Dagens Nyheter (Sweden)
10 May 2019
Migrationsexpert: För invandringskritiska blir gränskontrollen aldrig tillräcklig

Die Presse
27 March 2019
Marinemission der EU künftig ohne Schiffe

Euronews
7 March 2019
A Bruxelles si parla di immigrazione ma Salvini non c'è (di nuovo). È un problema?

Amna
3 March 2019
Μαρί Ντε Ζόμερ: «Η αλλαγή στη σύνθεση ευρωκοινοβουλίου και Κομισιόν μπορεί να δώσει τη λύση στο προσφυγικό»

Palo
3 March 2019
Η διαχείριση των μεταναστευτικών ροών στην Ελλάδα - Συζήτηση στο Οικονομικό Φόρουμ Δελφών

Analistis.gr
3 March 2019
Μαρί Ντε Ζόμερ: «Η Αλλαγή Στη Σύνθεση Ευρωκοινοβουλίου Και Κομισιόν Μπορεί Να Δώσει Τη Λύση Στο Προσφυγικό»

Diktiospartakos
2 March 2019
Μετανάστευση: Τι συμβαίνει με τη συμφωνία ΕΕ – Τουρκίας;

Parapolitika
12 February 2019
Delphi Economic Forum: Η Ελλάδα στo επίκεντρο της κρίσης ασφάλειας Πηγή: https://www.parapolitika.gr/article/delphi-economic-forum-ellada-sto-epikentro-tis-krisis-asfalias

Odysseus Academic Network
21 November 2018
Precedents and Judicial Politics – Why studying the CJEU requires a long-term perspective

Le Figaro (France)
30 October 2018
La répartition des migrants, l'échec d'Angela Merkel

The Economist
25 October 2018
Border checks are undermining Schengen

Zeit online (Germany)
19 October 2018
"Mit Geld allein kann man das Flüchtlingsproblem nicht lösen"

Luxemburger Wort
11 October 2018
„Ohne Orban hätte es keine Krise gegeben“

euobserver
9 October 2018
Austria EU presidency seeks 'mandatory solidarity' on Dublin

Kauppalehti (Finland)
24 September 2018
Ulkorajat vievät EU:n huomion maahanmuutossa – "Poliittisen toiminnan tekee pinnalliseksi se, että vältetään vaikeita keskusteluja”

Polskie Radio (Poland)
21 September 2018
Po szczycie Unii Europejskiej w Salzburgu (AUDIO)

Die Zeit (Germany)
19 September 2018
Noch mehr Macht für Frontex

EUObserver
19 September 2018
[Op-ed] Safeguarding Schengen at Salzburg

TIME
12 September 2018
The E.U. Is Planning a 10,000-Strong Armed Force to Protect Its Borders. Here’s What to Know

The Local Italy
29 August 2018
Why Italy's standoff over migrants is a problem for the whole EU

Le Vif (Belgium)
28 August 2018
Dialogue de sourds entre l'UE et l'Italie sur les migrants

BBC World radio
14 August 2018
The German-Spanish migrant deal

Trouw (Netherlands)
19 July 2018
'Rutte zegt hetzelfde als Blok, alleen beschaafder'

La Razon (Spain)
15 July 2018
Eje Múnich-Viena-Roma: Los «tipos duros» toman Europa

Deutsche Welle (fr)
12 July 2018
Migration, les membres de l'UE tentent de se mettre d'accord

Polskie Radio (Poland)
30 June 2018
Przymusowa relokacja przechodzi do historii. V4 przekonała Brukselę

Politiken (Denmark)
30 June 2018
Analyse: Juristen, svejseren og fysikeren kalder alle den skrøbelige EU-aftale om immiranter for en sejr

Polskie Radio (Poland)
30 June 2018
Kompromis ws. imigrantów. "Szczyt UE był przełomowy"

The World Weekly
29 June 2018
Europe’s bitter divisions over migration

BBC World
28 June 2018
Europe divided on migration ahead of leaders summit

Euronews
28 June 2018
EU offshore migrant processing would 'breach human rights'

Die Presse (Austria)
28 June 2018
EU-Gipfel zu Migration: "Das wird sehr, sehr teuer"

Euronews
27 June 2018
Migration to dominate crunch EU summit

Euranet plus
27 June 2018
Migration challenge calls for long-term solution

Polskie Radio (Poland)
26 June 2018
EU Migration policy

Voice of America (USA)
25 June 2018
EU Leaders Meet, But Fail to Agree on Migration

Kristeligt Dagblad (Denmark)
22 June 2018
EU nærmer sig skæbnetime for asylløsning

Aftenposten (Norway)
18 June 2018
Flere land vil skape sine egne asylløsninger: Nå splittes Europa ytterligere om innvandring

SRF TV (Switzerland)
15 June 2018
10vor10

Rzeczpospolita (Poland)
12 June 2018
Podrzucić imigrantów Tunezji

Politiken (Denmark)
7 June 2018
Mens EU's reform af asylsystemet ligger i ruiner, modtog Lars Løkke en gave, han tog imod med kyshånd

La Libre (Belgium)
7 June 2018
L'Italie et la Hongrie, deux pays unis contre les migrants

Le Figaro (France)
5 June 2018
Europe : l'Italie rebat les cartes sur le dossier explosif des migrants

La Croix (France)
5 June 2018
La réforme du système d’asile de l’Union européenne dans l’impasse

Zeit (Germany)
23 May 2018
Wie die Populisten-Koalition die EU aufschreckt

Der Tagesspiegel (Germany)
22 May 2018
Katzenjammer in der EU

Politiken (Denmark)
6 May 2018
Grækerne protesterer, mens EU står i stampe

EurActiv (Greek edition)
16 March 2018
UN High Commission: the arrivals of refugees in Libya remain at high levels

Info Migrants
7 March 2018
EU refugee policy in the wake of Italian elections

Brussels Times
5 March 2018
European Parliament and Council disagree on mandatory refugee quotas

Politiken (Denmark)
15 December 2017
The EU is in open disputes about the refugee issue

La Tercera (Chile)
26 November 2017
La Unión Europea suma un nuevo problema tras la crisis de Merkel

Jyllands Posten (Denmark)
27 September 2017
Asyl-solidariteten, der blev væk