Tuesday 6 December 2016

Time is running out for migrant crisis solution

Published 13/11/2015 | 02:30

'The decision by the leaders of Europe to try to forge a united approach to the emigration crisis is perhaps a glimpse of light on the horizon in a desperate human tragedy'
'The decision by the leaders of Europe to try to forge a united approach to the emigration crisis is perhaps a glimpse of light on the horizon in a desperate human tragedy'

The decision by the leaders of Europe to try to forge a united approach to the emigration crisis is perhaps a glimpse of light on the horizon in a desperate human tragedy.

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The two-day Malta Summit, which ended yesterday, appears to offer hope of a realistic and reasoned Europe-wide approach to the crisis which could yet save the Schengen Agreement while contributing financially to resolving the problems faced at home by so many would-be migrants.

The fragmented - and in some cases ill-judged - responses to the issue from the authorities of nations such as Germany, Sweden, Hungary, Italy, and Slovenia show the importance of a Europe-wide approach.

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