Saturday, 8 July 2017

EP President: Europe faces "an exodus of biblical proportions"

"Europe is "underestimating" the scale and severity of the migration crisis and "millions of Africans" will flood the continent in the next five years unless urgent action is taken, Antonio Tajani, president of the European Parliament, has said in an interview with Il Messagero newspaper. He predicts
"an exodus of biblical proportions that would be impossible to stop if we don't confront the problem now. ... The only solution is massive investment in Africa to dissuade people from leaving in the first place."

He is right about the problem but the solution he proposes is irrelevant. Making Africa

more prosperous will undoubtedly increase the number of legal and illegal immigrants. This has been shown certainly to have happened already. 

In fact, the only solutions are the use of navies to prevent illegal immigration and for European countries to cease taking refugees from Africa. Instead European countries can pay to have genuine refugees relocated to countries to which they give  overseas aid.

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