A Heroine and a Figure of Hate Carola Rackete and Europe's Troubling Refugee Policies

Seventeen days at sea, chaos, distress and an act of desperation: The drama surrounding German captain Carola Rackete has exposed the cynicism behind European migration policy. The EU is no longer rescuing drowning migrants and the number of refugees continues to fall. By DER SPIEGEL Staff
Portrait of Carola Rackete, german captain of the Sea Watch ship.

Portrait of Carola Rackete, german captain of the Sea Watch ship.

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