History has proved that there are groups between whom peaceful integration has never worked regardless of the amount of money “invested”. Therefore, experience suggests there is no way to avert the approaching ‘nuclear bomb’ of unrest in (Western) Europe.
After decades of spending on infrastructure to develop poorer parts of Europe, the European Union must invest in migrants to avert a “nuclear bomb” of civil unrest, a top EU official said.
Armed with a war chest of 350 billion euros ($428 billion) to spend by 2020 on its so-called cohesion policy, the European Union is aiming to reduce inequality across the bloc – mainly by pumping money into countries in eastern and southern Europe.
“Social integration will be crucial in the years to come,” European Commissioner for Regional Policy Corina Cretu told the Thomson Reuters Foundation this week at the World Urban Forum, the world’s largest conference dedicated to cities.
From CIW NEWS Contributor
Belgium (BE) is estimated to have a population of 11.3 million with a growth rate during 2010-2015 of 0.7% pa.
At the same rate of change, in five years' time its population will increase by 0.4 million.