Brief overview of EU migration.

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…

 

Germany

Angela Merkel stated that multiculturalism did not work for Germany. According to her, immigrants should do more to integrate.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-11559451

 

France

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.

http://www.lefigaro.fr/politique/2010/09/16/01002-20100916ARTFIG00611-roms-a-bruxelles-sarkozy-maintient-son-cap.php

 

The French Parliament also banned the burqa, which would be related to a symbol of female oppression

http://www.france24.com/fr/20100914-france-senat-parlement-vote-interdiction-voile-integral-espace-public-burqa?ns_mchannel=SEM&ns_source=Google&ns_campaign=France%2024%20FR_France&ns_linkname=France%20-%20Loi%20voile%20integral_burqa%20interdiction&ns_fee=0&gclid=CNWjoaSR06UCFQse4QodZxXgkQ .

 

The Netherlands

Geert Wilders’ Freedom Party is famous for its anti-islamic orientation. It won 24 seats in Parliament, almost three times more than in 2006.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-11443211

 

Sweden

Sweden’s anti-immigration party has gained more seats in the Parliament. The party wants radical curbs on immigration.

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/2010/09/swedish-elections.html

 

 

The UK
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.

http://conservativehome.blogs.com/parliament/2010/11/theresa-may-confirms-commitment-to-reduce-net-immigration-from-the-hundreds-of-thousands-to-the-tens.html

 

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
http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/2010/oct/12/universities-rely-on-international-staff

 

Switzerland

A new law has been passed by the Parliament which would entitle the authorities to expel foreign criminals.

http://www.lemonde.fr/europe/article/2010/11/28/les-suisses-approuveraient-l-expulsion-des-criminels-etrangers_1446060_3214.html

 

 

 

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