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How Long Can Europe’s Welfare States Welcome Refugees and Migrants?

The growing number of refugees in Europe might likely lead to a geopolitical crisis unless the leaders make every effort in order to solve the situation.

National Review

 

The United States of America should consider the information to prevent happening of similar situation on our borders.

In Sweden, for instance, the expected number of 190,000 people expected to flow into the country might very well collapse the social system, as reported by Sweden Foreign Minister, Margot Wallström.

By comparison: the number of refugees expected to arrive in Sweden in 2015 corresponds as if the whole Indiana population moved to the U.S.

Mostly refugees are vaguely attracted to European countries such as German or Sweden because of their liberal welfare programs for immigrants but sometimes even these programs are not enough for aliens: it was announced by a Swedish newspaper that “more than 30 asylum seekers refused to get off a bus that took them to temporary accommodation at a holiday park on Sunday night because they didn’t want to stay in such a rural location.”

Such countries as Lithuania, which are not known to have such extensive welfare programs, seem to receive much fewer refugees than France, Sweden, Germany or the UK despite the fact that Lithuanian government is ready to welcome those fleeing war immediately.

Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, responded with “Fear is not a good adviser” to those who have criticized her practice of opening the orders of Germany to roughly estimated 1.5 million immigrants in 2015, but nevertheless she called “crisis talk” with her concerned coalition.

There is an opinion that the enormous continuance of migrants might become a threat to the authorities’ ability to act and might even worsen the situation with extremists’ outbreaks. Merkel’s policy has led her conservative party to the decline of 36% and to reach the lowest rate for the last 4 years.

Back in September, she disregarded European Union rules and allowed immigrants choose the country with better benefits instead of staying in one they have first arrived. This measure has opened the doors to almost 1.5 million refugees who definitely have applied for asylum in wealthy Germany.

Actually, as estimated by the UN, half of the refugees who have entered Europe by sea are not even from war-struck Syria but rather from Sudan, Iraq, Afghanistan and Eritrea.

Mostly (about 70%) of arrivers are young single men whose vast appearance might cause civil tension in a long run. Der Spiegel remarked that when the aliens recognize they do not meet the requirements to get a job and instead of beautiful houses only short-lived asylums are offered they might react inadequately.

Indeed, those who have to get away from war or affliction should be offered protection, but this statement is not applicable to those who wish to advance their living conditions by the expense of other people. The crisis in Europe might be connected either to border administration failure or to assimilation of the new immigrants. But there is one sure thing: Paris and Malmo ghetto have proved us that Europe is poor both in integrating aliens and in rejecting doubtful asylum assertions.

Beyond this issue there has also been a warning from Moammar Qaddafi who alerted Europe of the need to establish collective reaction to immigrants matter. Then there was chaos in Arabic countries which led to refugee crisis. Now it’s time to rethink the situation in order to find out the crisis’ roots and to find the solution to the catastrophe.

 

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