ADVANCING SOCIAL JUSTICE IN EUROPE – SOLIDAR calls for solidarity and shows that integration is possible

May 15, 2019

Civil society – concrete solutions against anti-immigrant rhetoric and systematic impasse

The anti-immigrant sentiment fueled by nationalists and populists across Europe has been causing restrictive immigration policies that breed the stigmatization of migrants. The politics of fear is fed by the same hate, racism and xenophobia that it fuels and that is embodied by Orbàn and Salvini shaking hands in the run-up to the European elections and hoping to gather a reactionary majority in the next European Parliament.

The debate ahead of the European elections is providing indeed a dreadful example of low-level and pointless debates. Instead of debating possible solutions for intertwined issues – like migration flows as result of global inequalities, wars and climate change, migration is considered as a scapegoat for the worsening socio-economic conditions affecting too many all over Europe. 

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