Tag: Europe refugee crisis

As Europe Weakens, Turkey Is on the Rise

As Europe Weakens, Turkey Is on the Rise

The horrific experience of World War II compelled European leaders to establish a supranational organization that is now the European Union, which, if successful, would create among its members, especially between Germany and France, an unbreakable bond, preventing the otherwise "savage...

The Shifting Norms that Threaten Our Democracy

The Shifting Norms that Threaten Our Democracy

What is behind the shift in norms around racism and the politics of immigration in recent decades? Although many are focused on the daily onslaught against norms under the current US president, from a broader perspective, norms around issues of race and the politics of immigration have clearly...

A Rich River of Life: The Importance of Free Movement

A Rich River of Life: The Importance of Free Movement

In a fair world, freedom of international movement would be a fundamental human right, and the obstacles put in its way removed. The complex river of human movement brings with it creativity, resilience and, sometimes, challenges. But its fertile depths are the source of many of our gains if...

Can Multiculturalism Triumph in Europe?

Can Multiculturalism Triumph in Europe?

Is it possible to achieve a triumph of multiculturalism and social cohesion in democratic societies?  As the popularity and influence of right-wing radicalism grow in Europe, a question has arisen as to whether democracy is actually able to ensure stability and multicultural development....

Italy’s Migration Policy: A Dark Trade-Off on Human Rights

Italy’s Migration Policy: A Dark Trade-Off on Human Rights

Italy’s policies have failed migrants and refugees crossing from Libya, and things are about to get much worse. Italy’s migration policies have been formidable. Returning boats headed to its shores, compelling NGOs to cease sea rescue missions and paying Libya to stop migrants leaving have...

Why the Center Left Keeps Losing Elections in Europe

Why the Center Left Keeps Losing Elections in Europe

Voters can't tell the difference between the center left and the center right, and they don't want either. More than a quarter of a century ago, much of the European center left made a course change, edging away from its working-class base, accommodating itself to the globalization of capital...

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Europe: The Only Way Is Forward and Together

Europe: The Only Way Is Forward and Together

In this edition of The Interview, Fair Observer talks to the EU commissioner for migration, home affairs and citizenship, Dimitris Avramopoulos. Dimitris Avramopoulos was meant to handle one of the biggest humanitarian challenges in the European Union's history: the refugee crisis....

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