Trying to block migrants won’t work
“Throwing big bags of money at a country embroiled in a civil war is not the solution to a migration issue,” says Sophie in 't Veld in a blog post published on the website of The Guardian. Individual EU countries cannot cope with migration flows by themselves, but Europe can as a whole. She says that Europe needs a realistic plan to tackle illegal migration. EU governments should start implementing existing frameworks for asylum and migration, and actually donate the funds they have pledged. Investing in Africa’s development is a more effective response to the crisis.