María Carmen Martín
Sep 29, 2017

Where is EU´s migration policy?

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Last Wednesday, the two-year program of the European Union that aimed to relocate the countless number of refugees expired. Even though all politicians have shown great public concern regarding this urgent issue, their policies have turned out to be wet paper, and 3 years after the beginning of one of the most severe humanitarian crisis of this century, there seems to be no consensus (specially with quotas and the relocation of asylum seekers).

From my standpoint I believe that this crisis evidences, once again, the lack of support between European countries whenever a problem has a different impact on the communitarian members (for example, the arrival of refugees has been more evident in coastal countries). I believe that selfishness is not an issue when facing a problem of this magnitude, and that bureaucracy, along with other European issues (such as the BREXIT negotiations) should not displace the urgency of finding a common solution for this crisis. Therefore, the development of a solid EU migration policy should become a soon reality.

María Carmen Martín
Oct 6, 2017

I believe that Donald Trump´s position is pretty much alligned with this feeling of "invasion"shared by some European citizens, which has resulted in the re-rise of populist movements. The problem is that every issue that seems to pervade the status-quo among a particular region poses a threat to those whom are relunctant to find a flexible solution that could turn into a win-win situation, instead of just focusing on one side of the problem.

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