The clash of Interests: EU and Migration

The clash of Interests: EU and Migration

Modern civilisation is marked by a diverse range of problems, from global warming to cultural dilution. We are immersed in a pool of complexities. One of the most important problems of contemporary times that need urgent attention is the crisis of migration that has erupted in the Middle East and Mediterranean region. The crisis which erupted due to the lack of authority in the region of Iraq and was exuberated by the Arab Awakening in 2012 has engulfed the totality of the region. With the development of ISIS and other terrorist outfits and the emergence of the manufactured feeling of Political Islamist Ideology, the people in these regions have suffered extreme oppression. Due to the surge of violence and the continued fight among the various factions within the nations, the people started fleeing in masses. And where will they go? The only option was the western regions, mainly Turkey, Greece, Germany, and other Balkan nations. Some moved even further to England and Scotland.

 

This posed a crisis of population outbursts and cultural dilution for the western nations. The host nations started feeling a bust of Nationalism with the belief that the migrants have started to exploit their opportunity of employment and livelihood. The most violent protests against the migration were seen in France, which holds the sense of Frenchness in high esteem.

 

However, some voices ask for more liberalisation of foreign policies on humanitarian ground. They speak for a world of no borders. Following the same principle of Universalism, Northeastern University organised a platform where intellectuals on International Relations talked on the need of the European Union to recognise the need for liberalisation of border policies and accept more migrants. Talks and seminars like such shape the perception of people in building solidarity on humanitarian ground. We all belong to the same species and nature has provided this planet free of borders. We must see beyond Nationalism and work for the collective human growth in building a society of peace and prosperity.

 

Nafis Haider

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Nafis Haider

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Nafis Haider is a second year Undergraduate student pursuing Political Science from the Aligarh Muslim University. An amateur journalist and National Debater, his areas of interest include Political Philosophy, Indian Politics and International Affairs.

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