Instead of blindly appeasing populists, EU leaders should look at the real causes

Another migration crisis, another EU summit, another banal resolution. Last week’s gathering of EU leaders was dominated by the migration issue, and shaped by the different needs of two nations: the desire of Italy’s new hardline coalition government to assert its authority on the European stage and the political crisis facing Germany’s Angela Merkel at home.

Related: Spanish rescuers ‘told by Italy to stay away from dinghy in distress’

Continue reading…

Read More Hostility to migrants is not born of rising numbers but a failure of hopes | Kenan Malik

Facebook Comments