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Refugee Crisis in Europe

As reported by The Guardian, European leaders are fighting each other over the refugee crisis. “More than 1.8 million people have entered Europe irregularly since 2014 and Italy is currently sheltering 170,000 asylum seekers.” There is undoubtedly a crisis, yet 1.8m people … Continue reading

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Freedom of Movement, Wages, and Posted Workers

In an attempt to mask xenophobia as a legitimate concern for workers’ low pay, many on the left have attacked Freedom of Movement (FoM) within the EU. The research shows that immigration does not affect wages and that the fall … Continue reading

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Does foreign-aid deter migration?

A policy paper from the Center for Global Development suggests that foreign-aid increases the likelihood of migration from developing countries. Aid agencies can play a vital role in shaping migration by making it beneficial for all involved. Economic development in … Continue reading

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Net Migration to UK Falls

Net migration to the UK was estimated to be 248,000 in 2016, a fall of 84,000 from 2015. This is mostly to do with an increase of 40,000 EU citizens leaving the country. The net migration change was driven by … Continue reading

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How many non-EU students stay in the UK?

From Professor Carlos Varga-Silva, University of Oxford, on The Conversation: “The UK government has placed extra restrictions on non-EU students staying in the UK after finishing their studies and there are reports that the home secretary, Theresa May, plans to … Continue reading

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On the Bride’s Side – a documentary about refugees

On the Bride’s Side is a documentary about refugees fleeing the war in Syria and travelling from Milan to Stockholm. Here is the interview with filmmaker Gabriele Del Grande.

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