It is noteworthy that while both Cuba and China call themselves socialist countries for public relations purposes, both countries have somewhat given up socialism and have opened up their markets. For these countries, socialism has simply turned into a religion. That is why these countries are able to make money, which Venezuela is not. Reuters and Today Venezuela and Guardian (London) … [Read more...] about World View: Venezuela’s Refugees Crisis Soars as Economic Disaster Worsens
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As someone of Armenian heritage who grew up in Bulgaria, I wholly sympathise with the plight of people seeking a better life. Part of my childhood was spent in Morocco. Every year, my father would drive across Europe, having first spent weeks collecting visas from the 13 countries we would travel through. As soon as the Berlin Wall came down, my family moved to Canada where I was schooled. I now live in Dubai, the melting pot of the Middle East from where I run a successful advisory service helping governments attract foreign direct investment through residency and citizenship programs. … [Read more...] about How the Rich Could Help Solve the Migrant Crisis
The Mediterranean spectacle The northern European media have nevertheless given much more prominence to the latest crisis. Partly this is because those seeking protection in the early 1990s mainly came by car, bus or train. In more recent years, many asylum seekers have taken to the seas to get around Europe's strict visa laws. Images of distressed boat migrants played out in the media before millions of viewers. It became a border spectacle, which encouraged perceptions of migrants' illegality in the process. … [Read more...] about How the spectre of Yugoslavia looms over EU’s handling of the refugee crisis
ROME (Reuters) - A charity ship with scores of African migrants on board appealed to European states for a safe port on Thursday after being stranded for eight days between Malta and Italy, saying the health of the rescued people was worsening. … [Read more...] about Stranded migrant boat appeals to Europe for port after eight days at sea
Of particular interest is also the recent decision of the European Court of Human Rights, in Ilias and Ahmed v. Hungary, where the Court held that the place of stay in the transit zones is unlawful detention; the lack of any rights of the detainees is a violation, and the procedures at the borders are unfair. The Court also held that a detainee in the transit zones has the same rights as any other detainee in Hungary because the transit zones are within the jurisdiction of the Hungarian State. The Prime Minister of Hungary, Viktor Orban, commented that the uncontrolled migration crisis is an act of aggression against Hungary necessitating the closing of the borders. He declared that Hungary is under siege and the legislation is in line with EU law as the necessary defensive measures are nothing more than an attempt to defend the national integrity of Hungary. He also stated that the Hungarian viewpoint is controlling in these tumultuous times. In response to a question by a journalist, … [Read more...] about Is Hungary’s approach to the refugee crisis a test of the European Union unity?