Han­dling the Aegean in­flux

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Immigration un­ques­tion­ably poses a huge chal­lenge for the coun­tries of Europe as there seems to be no end to the in­flux from Asia and Africa – at least not in the near fu­ture. En­tire pop­u­la­tions are flee­ing their home coun­tries in an at­tempt to es­cape the dev­as­ta­tion of con­flict and poverty. To be sure, the West bears con­sid­er­able re­spon­si­bil­ity for what is hap­pen­ing since its gov­ern­ments were the ones to trig­ger the cri­sis, at least in some cases. For this rea­son, Prime Min­is­ter Alexis Tsipras and gov­ern­ment of­fi­cials are right to stress that the prob­lem is big­ger than Greece and that it in fact re­quires a Europe-wide re­sponse. That said, the Greek ad­min­is­tra­tion has done a very poor job of han­dling the in­flux of peo­ple. Of­fi­cials were taken aback by the size of the flow and they were very slow in set­ting up and or­ga­niz­ing the req­ui­site in­fra­struc­ture.

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