EU migration. A quick overview of the last few months.
I wish I could give you some very nice and peaceful news. Unfortunately, this does not seem to be the case. As you all know, the world of migration is constantly being shacked up by right wing policies. It looks pretty grim…
Angela Merkel stated that multiculturalism did not work for Germany. According to her, immigrants should do more to integrate.
The past months have been very ‘culturally’ challenging for Nicolas Sarkozy. He had to deal with the expulsion of the Roma to Romania and Bulgaria, which does not resolve the problem, but only passes it on.
The French Parliament also banned the burqa, which would be related to a symbol of female oppression
Geert Wilders’ Freedom Party is famous for its anti-islamic orientation. It won 24 seats in Parliament, almost three times more than in 2006.
Sweden’s anti-immigration party has gained more seats in the Parliament. The party wants radical curbs on immigration.
The Coalition wants to reduce net migration, which is the number of people coming in the UK and the number of people leaving the UK.
Nicola Dandridge, Chief Executive of Universities UK has warned that the UK immigration cap being proposed by the Coalition Government will seriously affect the recruitment of highly skilled staff to UK universities and in turn, the provision of courses for UK students. Overseas competitors are watching and will be ready to attract international staff and students deterred by negative perceptions of the UK visa system. Over 10% of academic staff at universities are non-EU nationals
A new law has been passed by the Parliament which would entitle the authorities to expel foreign criminals.