Category Archives: Africa

TO THE GERMAN PEOPLE

When Chancelor Angela Merkel threw open doors to immigration two possible motivations for her decision were mentioned: a german guuilt-cmplex remaining from a past century, and pressure from German captains of industry seeking more cheap labor , economic continuity and security for pension finance. The author would have suggested a more Europe friendly outreach by the Chanselor in for instance offering help to the military good work done by France, important also for stabuilization of the migration issues. Germany’s m neighbours se no need for expiation but would welcome as gesture in help.Any industry pressure should howver be resisted.Michele Tribalat proved for France that mass immigration cannot helpsustaining industry, demography or financing of pension schemes. Continue reading

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France as Europe’s defence arm

the European and American approach to problems in and around Urakine in the last one-and-a-half year, has been very wrong. Now that the french president went with Angela Merkel to Kiev and Moscow, his idea that France could take greater role in Europe’s defence system would be a good idea, not only for the Ukrainian quesiton but also for urgent action needed by Europe in Africa Continue reading

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LAMPEDUSA

Pope Francis “revisited Lampedusa”, with a repeated call for increased charity for immigrants and refugees. Perhaps an invitation to the faithful and general public to take an active hand in problem solving might elicit more response, under the motto : “Bishops invite laity to the Gospel ; the laity invite bishops to Geopolitics”. Continue reading

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UKRAINE 2 = Don’t make (half) promises on enlargement. Better possibilities for neighborhood action.

During the Kiev demonstrations too often European representatives expressed half promises for Ukraines accession to the Union. Such wild promises shoudl – as the Turkish exemple has taught us – be avoided . This attitude is sometimes seen as too formal, and not reflecting the struggles existing between the Quadrangle: Washington, Moscow,Brussels,Kiev.
For useful European Neighborhood -action we would favor other fields of action: accompanying Serbia to EU membership, safeguarding the Serbian position in Kosovo, finding ways with African nations to make Lampedusa unneccesary , and helping Syrian refugees temporarily and in returning to Syria. Bishops may invite laity to the Gospel, but competent laity may equally invite the bishops to geopolitics. There is work for both in realism and mutual respect. Continue reading

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TONIGHT WE PRAISE FRANCE, BUT TOMORROW……….

Tomorrow, 13th january 2013 big democtrations will bring hundreds of thousand French people on the streets of Paris and other major cities protesting against the new french legislative proposals weakening the traditional concept of marriage.This is not only of french ibut also of European nterest. It does not only go against perennial traditions of human reason and of faith but also against the interests of Europe in a demographic decline…
The author balances ciricisms and prais as he praises the french government for action (already much delaid but nowe clearly proven necessary) to take military action in the country of Mali and the Sahelian region. The author reflects on future better sharing of sacrifice between European and African countries. Continue reading

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Maitrise migratoire et Codéveloppement

Gerard Hanezo who has a long industtrial experiencei n North African projects assembled a list of policy recommendations to associate Development Aid to Africa more closely to issues like entrepreneurship and migration. He is also close to the African diasporas in Europe which soemtimes have good entrepreneurial talent. Continue reading

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QUOI FAIRE pour reduire une immigration de masse ? – Chapitre 7 – L’AFRIQUE MEDITERRANEENNE

In surveying our possibiilites to reduce mass immigration in europe we now look at Africa.Several ways of cooperating with African countries are possible for instance helping immigrants living in Europe to set up an enterprise in their home country. Also the recent success of African countries in dealing with refugee flows coming from Tunesia and later from Libya shows that there might be scope for cooperation with Europe. The flows to Europe anyhow are minor compared to what African countries had to absorb Continue reading

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