Dica (779)

«If the Union wants a sustainable solution to its migration crisis, it must channel a healthy share of its tariff revenue from global commodity trade to finance development in labour-sending countries. In other words, stop migration at its origin by eliminating the push factors at source. Migration decisions are always economic: individuals and families, when they decide to move, are not irrational; they risk their lives for a chance at a better life abroad. When they choose to overpay human traffickers, they weigh the risks and dangers against expected benefits in a new land.
Clearly, there are no short-cuts. To its credit, the 29 June EU conclusions on migration call for increased investment in Africa to help the continent achieve a “sustainable socio-economic transformation” to raise African living standards. But that is just the start of the complete rethink that is required.»