Europe is launching two immigration plans at the same time. On one hand EU needs to integrate migrants, and to attract them because the population is getting older, the work force will decline in the upcoming years by about 20 millions of people. On the other hand a plan to stop irregular migrations and to help migrants in their own countries is day after day urgent, the EU Commission affirms.
Slavery still exists, in a modern way, in the world and in Europe. In the general indifference there are 45.8 millions of slavers in the world, such as human trafficking victims, forced workers, victims of sexual exploitation. Italy is second in Europe, after Poland, for the number of new slaves: 129 thousand, ten times France.
Trapped in Greece. That’s the title of the report by Amnesty International on fifty thousands migrants trapped in Greece. The country that is already suffering for austerity measures and a devastating economic crisis now has to face with one of the biggest humanitarian challenges of the last years, among the egoism of member states in much better conditions. The EU immigration plans until now have failed.
Immigration is an humanitarian and economic challenge at the same time. “Among economic migrants to Germany in recent years, the share of highly qualified persons with for example a tertiary degree exceeded the respective share iin the native population (35% vs 20%), according to the Berlin Institute for Population and Development” Klaus Zimmerman Director of the Institute for the Study of Labor said during the debate “ The economic integration of migrants and refugees” organized by the economic think tank Bruegel.