Refugee and migration waves put Europe to test. The responsibility, solidarity, as well as the cohesion of societies and states, even between the members of European Union, is being questioned. Meanwhile, the humanitarian aspect of this crisis is being shadowed by the terrorists’ menace especially when the migration flows are perceived by many as threats. It is not laways easy to distinguish who is in real need of humanitarian aid and who might potenially pose danger and thus must be denied entry.
The geographical origins, the cultural and religious references cause ambiguity and confusion that radical groups from various sides are taking advantage of. Now that the self-proclaimed “Islamic Caliphate” is losing its state core, jihadist terrorists aim to impose insecurity globally and mainly in Europe. At the same time, countries like Syria, Iraq and Libya are trying to cope with the restitution of order and balance within their territories and this process affects the established security relationships among the country-members of the European Union.
In the end, why are there so many refugees? What are the interests of the Middle East “players”? What can Europe do?
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