Ensuring the Survival of a ‘Europe of Values’
Solutions exist, but Europe must decide what it wants and act on it. The right compromise must be found between effective solutions and upholding core European ideals. External frontiers must be protected, while camps close to conflict zones must become sustainable and attractive enough that refugees can remain until the conflict is over. Economic migrants already in Europe should be enrolled in mandatory skills building programmes and sent back home where they can make use of these skills. Compromising with radicals and Jihadists is not compatible with the survival of open societies as we know them today. How far is Europe willing to go in facing existential threats?