Challenges Of Refugees In Europe

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Europe is facing a crisis unlike anything it has experienced before. Millions of people, whether war refugees, economic migrants, or otherwise, are flooding into Europe and pushing it to its limits both economically and socially. The situation on the ground is very dynamic, with refugees typically coming from the countries of Iraq, Syria, and Afghanistan. However, Italy in particular, has seen a sharp increase of refugees from northern Africa. The migrants entering Italy are primarily from Eritrea, Somalia, and Sudan. These migrants have created a social challenge for Italy and the rest of Europe; How to decide who has the right to stay and who does not. One of the main social and moral issues Europeans are facing is when to draw the line …show more content…
Europeans typically enjoy a more liberal approach to taxes, religion, and freedom of speech. PEGIDA, a far right political organization in Germany, has been organizing rallies across Germany condemning the situation. They claim that the immigrants, who are mostly Muslim, have no place in Germany and that they could potentially infringe on the social fabric of Germany by trying to introduce Sharia law and Islamic customs upon the German people. The sentiments felt by PEGIDA are also shared by other political movements in France. The National Front, a French right-wing political party, has steadily been increasing in popularity over the past decade. Like PEGIDA, The National Front has been taking a stance against immigration and their respective rise in popularity indicates a general increase in nationalistic ideologies spreading within …show more content…
Morally, harboring asylum seekers is justifiable. However, economically and culturally, this task is beyond the capabilities of Europe. The influx of refugees will also spawn severe counter revolutions in the decades to come. Tensions will continue to rise and their tenacity will likely only get worse. Unless the EU governments act quickly within a few decades Europe will likely be experiencing a major nationalistic rebranding. The already present and ever increasing population of refugees and the rise of the nationalistic movements will only lead to chaos and uncertainty for Europe in both the near and long

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