Postitused

Kuvatud on kuupäeva august, 2015 postitused

ESTONIA NEEDS A SMART REFUGEE POLICY

The issue of refugees is being debated heatedly across Europe today. And with good reason. International studies have shown that the European Union is facing the severest pressure from migration in the world right now and that the riskiest stretch of border is that running across the Mediterranean Sea.
In all likelihood, the situation will remain unresolved for years, if not decades. In order to avoid an aggravation of internal problems, the European Union must be able to implement more forceful measures than so far, mostly in order to mitigate the reasons behind the influx of refugees.
A more efficient and purposeful use of development aid resources would be a step towards allowing the Union to come up with solutions for stabilising the internal situation. Wider international cooperation, including with regional associations such as the African Union or the Arab League, will play an extremely important role. At the same time, it is clear that if Libya, for example, should fail to ach…