When a country joins the European Union, it has to accept the “four freedoms,” namely the free movement of capital, goods, services, and people. This is different from a European treaty that exists independently of the EU: the Schengen agreement.
The Dutch parliament has asked their government to invoke the visa suspension mechanism for the Republic of Albania. The parliament in the Hague cites a worrying increase in crimes committed by the Albanian mafia as a reason for the move.
A generation of young Kosovans has been taught that freedom of movement is conditional on productivity, and that their productivity is conditional on their freedom of movement. Let’s avoid a generation of “trapped” youth.
Italy’s interior minister, Matteo Salvini, suggested this month that “ethnic shops” should not be allowed to remain open past 9 p.m. The suggestion is not only bigoted, it is also likely to worsen the state of integration in the Southern European country.
Next May, voters in the European Union member states will vote for a new European Parliament. What sounds like local politics will be indicative of a larger trend.
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The German city of Chemnitz, in the state of Saxony, is seeing large protests by neo-Nazis, following a fatal stabbing of a German citizen by refugees. The men arrested in the case are a 22-year old Iraqi and a 23-year-old Syrian, who are now being charged with voluntary manslaughter.
The European Union finds itself in a massive debate over migration. Ever since waves of migrants began arriving on the shores of Europe, states have given very different responses, ranging from a complete refusal to accept them, to criticism of countries that “don’t do their part.” In an effort to sort out the mess, the […]
The nationalist right is filling up the internet with articles on how “mass immigration is destroying Germany,” as it is known to be the most permissive European country when it comes to accepting migrants. In fact, a third of all first-time asylum applications are filed in Germany, making it the most popular country for displaced […]
Ever since the Arab Spring, migration from Africa to Europe has increased and so has skepticism towards Africans, in particular. This has empowered anti-immigration activists in both Europe and the United States who argue for closing down borders. There are, however, solutions that both sides of this argument could actually get behind.