Branka Marijan

Branka Marijan

Branka Marijan is a researcher specializing in peacebuilding and fragile states. She is a Program Officer at Project Ploughshares, a Canadian NGO working to advance policies and actions to prevent war and armed violence and build peace. Branka recently completed her PhD at the Balsillie School of International Affairs.

Managing the Western Balkans Route

The 17-point plan agreed upon by European representatives and key states along the Western Balkan migration route is a welcome step in managing the refugee crisis. However, it is only another step in what is likely to be a long and tiresome journey for all involved. Indeed, the plan is at best a band-aid solution.

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