This morning’s key headlines from GenerationalDynamics.com Venezuela’s Refugees Crisis Soars as Economic Disaster Worsens Number of migrants leaving Venezuela reaches three million Venezuela’s Refugees Crisis Soars as Economic Disaster Worsens The socialist poster child, Venezuela, is facing mounting crises as the country continues to crumble. Socialism has been a disaster every time it has been tried, whether it has been abandoned – as in North Korea, Sweden, Russia, China, Cuba, or East Germany – or where it has been allowed to lead to total financial disaster, as in Venezuela. In Venezuela, the refugee crisis and the economic crisis continue to reach fresh levels while the overweight socialist president, Nicolás Maduro, who stuffs himself while his people starve to death, shows no hint of wanting to abandon the disaster. On Thursday, Venezuela’s year on year inflation rate was 833,997 percent. The International Monetary Fund predicted … [Read more...] about World View: Venezuela’s Refugees Crisis Soars as Economic Disaster Worsens
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Opinion Migrants Refugees economic citizenship migrant crisis We are in the middle of the European migrant season, and once again Europe’s politicians offer no plausible solution. Warmer and calmer seas in the Mediterranean encourage more boats to cross what the Romans used to call ‘Mare Nostrum’ or ‘Our Sea’—but their Italian descendants would much rather see their waters as a moat than a passageway. When the country’s new government ordered that a boatload of migrants should be refused landing rights last week, neighbouring nations complained, hesitated, and then finally agreed to find a solution to control the flow of people seeking a better life. Some aboard are political refugees, while others are persecuted for their religion or skin colour, but the majority simply want a better standard of living for themselves and their children. This week the IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reported that 33,400 migrants and refugees entered Europe by … [Read more...] about How the Rich Could Help Solve the Migrant Crisis
Memorial to early 1990s war in Sarajevo, Bosnia. Clay Gilliland, CC BY-SA With peak season approaching for refugees making treacherous journeys to and through Europe, don't be surprised if we are told again that this is unprecedented. In fact, Europe has coped with comparable situations – not least the Balkan crisis of the early 1990s. It tends to be overlooked that the Yugoslav experience has informed EU refugee policy this time around. Arguably this has made the situation better than it might otherwise have been. Contrary to popular belief, similar numbers of people from the former Yugoslavia sought asylum in northern Europe as Syrians have more recently – as demonstrated below. Indeed, more sought asylum from the former Yugoslavia in Sweden, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Denmark, Norway and the UK than from Syria so far. Asylum applications from Yugoslavs and Syrians Sources: UNHCR, Eurostat. Looking at … [Read more...] about How the spectre of Yugoslavia looms over EU’s handling of the refugee crisis
By Angelo Amante 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. Rome and Valletta denied the Alan Kurdi ship entry into their waters after the vessel, managed by German humanitarian organization Sea-Eye, rescued 64 migrants off the Libyan coast on April 3. Libya, where thousands of African and Syrian migrants and refugees are trapped in Tripoli as a battle for the city draws closer, is the main embarkation point for migrants attempting the perilous sea-crossing to Europe. Two of 12 women on board the Alan Kurdi were disembarked this week by Maltese patrol boats for health reasons. One of them, a 23-year-old pregnant Nigerian, was taken away on Wednesday evening after an epileptic crisis, Sea-Eye said. "The Alan Kurdi urgently needs a rapid, political and humanitarian solution for 62 … [Read more...] about Stranded migrant boat appeals to Europe for port after eight days at sea
In June of 2015, the Secretary of Interior Dr. Sándor Pintér, filed a legislative bill in the Hungarian Parliament to overhaul the country's asylum proceedings and to restructure the border police force. The Parliament debated the bill and overwhelmingly approved it on March 6, 2017, with 138 members voting "yes", 6 voting "no", and 22 members abstaining. The Asylum Amendments became the new Asylum Law in March of 2017 and contains four main provisions: The Government has the authority to designate "transit areas" around the country, which are places of temporary stay for applicants of asylum in Hungary. The primary purpose of the law is to prevent the free movement of individuals that have been denied asylum or those that have pending asylum applications. The Government can seek relocation remedies against those individuals that flee from the "transit zones" while their applications are pending, and transfer them back to the transit zones anywhere in the country. … [Read more...] about Is Hungary’s approach to the refugee crisis a test of the European Union unity?