Summary: “The flow of refugees would have been manageable if European Union countries had worked together, as Angela Merkel, Germany´s Chancellor, has always wished.“ Unless Europe soon restores order, political pressure will start a wave of border closures. Already, diverse forces of right-wing nationalism have taken hold in parts of eastern Europe and fed xenophobia and political populism. “This free-for-all system must be replaced by a system in which asylum applicants are screened when they first reach Europe´s borders – or better still, before they cross the Mediterranean.“

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Author: The Economist

Original Title: How to manage the migrant crisis. | A European problem demands a common, coherent EU policy. Let refugees in, but regulate the flow

Language of Article: English

Publishing date: 2016, February 6