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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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Europe has to help Turkey with the problem of immigration flows to that country.But never should Europe’s political leaders vtake up again the Turkish request, rather vdeman for mebership in the European Union. It never was an objective with any benefit to Europe. Strength of our continent is not in space and numbers but in cpohesion and unity. Withv Turkey we ardently wish to work together on projects in Europe and in Asia, for instance the Silk Road and other ideas The auythor was Counsellor in the netherlands Embassy in Ankara, and later Ambassador in China ,and yet later with teh OECD. Immigration is a topic to be handles with care, and respect to both sides: the migrants and preservation of Europe’s own vculture and identity 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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FOCUS 2008 June “Non ingrassare Europa !”

our newsletter of june 2008 countering the idea that expansion of the European Unin would be good for Europes geopolitical strength. The case of Turkey and other candidates. An interview with Rocco Buttiglione. In “VOE-mode” that means, with some parts in other languages than english, ture to our theme of Voices of Europe in the PLURAL. (Italian, French Dutch) Continue reading

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A NEW DUTCH TRADEMARK : “GEDOGEN” Former Netherlands Minister of Foreign Affairs, also former Secretary General of NATO Jaap de Hoop Scheffer says that the Netherlands political term gedogen cannot be translated. He says that in connection with the planned … Continue reading

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