Category Archives: Immigration into Europe

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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Frau Merkel : who is the “wir” in your “WIR SCHAFFEN DAS” ?

German Chancellor Angela Merkel surprised the world with an unreasoned perspective of 800.000 new immigrants to Germany. The statement was read in conflict and poor countries as an open invitation, and it was later not clearly contradicted or limited in scope.It is important to link temporary aid to refugees with other geopolitical measures and to keep the aim of return hom intact.The argument that German business leaders welcome mass immigration is dodgy and in earlier international discussions (on a UN study of 2001) refuted. Syrian refugees should be given a chance to make and register files on their properties left behind. There are earlier models (Jews returning to Poland, reconstruction of Beyrouth. Continue reading

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HELP FOR REFUGEES, YES ! BUT NO RESTART OF “TURKISH ACCESSION” TALKS

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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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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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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