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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Tagged demography, diplomacy, employers, Merkel Germany, migration
THE EU SHALL SUPPORT THE UKRAINE, BUT NOT WITH WILD WORDS. The demonstrations in Kiev are widely followed and get good support from European countries, both in and outside the European Union. It is good to see that … Continue reading
Posted in demography, diplomacy, EUROPE, EUROPEAN UNION, European Union enlargement, Islam in Europe, Migration issues, Turkey, Turkey's campaign for EU accession
Tagged accession, diplomacy, employers, Erdogan, European Union, membership, NATO, Turkey, Ukraine
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
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
IN OUR booklet Quoi faire contre l’immigration de masse en Europe this is chapter 1 on “HABITAT”, cities, urbanism what to do in our cities, including the difficult areas where the police has no more access, and where courageous mayors try to keep an orderly society linked to the state.and the nation at large.(without falling prey to islamic attempts at autonomy or independence.. Our ideal should be tie city of “Buon Governo” good government like Siena can give us an example including its annual horsereaces.More monumentality, more cultural interest is needed to make our new cities liveable Another part of rhis chapter looks at practical matters like transportation, the automobile, city planning even including remarks during a seminar in Beijing, China. The quesiton ofr foreign (for instance arabic) influence in our cities. Continue reading
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Tagged banlieues, contrada, History, local traditions, Qatar, Reston, Siena, Troies, Turkey, urbanism, Utrecht
In 2000 the United Nations gave a warning to Europe on the sustainability of its retirement programs, and concluded that it might have to admit massive immigration from outside Europe to restore the “dependency ratio” needed to make programs sustainable. This warning was neglected by state leaders of Europe. Civil society should now take up the challenge, perhaps with the help of modern techniques like “systems analysis”. A long list of topics is suggested. Continue reading
Posted in Catholic views on immigration, demography, EUROPE, Europe's relations with other continents, EUROPEAN UNION, Immigration into Europe, immigration into the United States of America, Migration issues, philosophy
Tagged ageing, demography, Europe, pensions, productivity, United Nations
In 2000 the United Nations gave dire warnings to Europe about its demographic problems.It was however more a hypothesis and a warning rather than a prevision. The challenge was not picked up by any of the European political leaders, and by that omission they have done a great disservice to their nations and to their reputation.
It is now after more than ten years even more necessary to think about ways how productivity in a scenario of diminishing demography may be kept to a level where Europe can continue to live.
Michele Triballat has well shown that working on the basis of the United Nations methods would entail importation of hundreds of millions of extra-europeans. clearly undesirable and in many ways impossible.
What else can we do ? We should reflect on a large number of fields to review, and perhaps we shall need “systems analysis” to see how best we can devise compatible contributions to a solution. Continue reading
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Tagged demographie, demography, Europe, migration, productivity, United Nations