Dica (268)

«A comprehensive asylum policy for Europe, I believe, should establish a firm and reliable annual target of 300,000-500,000 refugees. This is large enough to give refugees the assurance that they can eventually reach their destination, yet small enough to be accommodated even in today’s unfavorable political climate. (…)

The refugee crisis poses an existential threat to Europe. It would be irresponsible to allow the EU to disintegrate for lack of financing to bring the crisis under control; yet the lack of adequate funding is the main obstacle to successful programs in the frontline countries. Throughout history, governments have issued bonds in response to national emergencies. When should the EU tap its triple-A credit if not at a moment when it is in mortal danger?»