Peace and solidarity are fundamental principles which have underlain the European integration process since its beginning. Both EU and the individual European countries should receive and support migrants to live up to such constitutive principles. Nowadays, migrants are the most significant European issue, but, as Jean Claude Juncker stated, “none can tackle it alone”. The migrant issue – like the European project itself – constitutes a challenge between selfishness and solidarity that European citizens should fight off together in solidarity. In this interview, the former German chancellor - Gerhard Schröder – explains how the EU can overcome the selfishness of national states and how the migrant issue can represent a social and economic added value for the future European societies.
- Europe must not erect 'new iron curtains' against migrants, warns former German chancellor. If Germany wants to be socially and economically strong in the future, it needs immigration, says Gerhard Schröder. (telegraph.co.uk/)