Category Archives: Migration issues

Migration as an important factor of our times.Mostly in Eurtope, but also in the USA and on other continents.

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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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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THE EU SHALL SUPPORT THE UKRAINE, BUT NOT WITH WILD WORDS

  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

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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 …. contre immigration de masse en europe – Chapitre 2 SECTEUR SANTE PUBLIQUE

Under the general heading of how to avoid for Europe further mass immigration, this chapter deals with the implications in the field of public health, the social position of physicians, the need to form more personnel, to act in a more capillary way, perhaps some simillarity – at a more sophistacted level with Mao Tse Tung’s “barefoot docters. Also implications for mental health. Arguments against “gender theory” 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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