When it comes to political debate, you’re not likely to find a more emotive issue than can be expressed in just one word: immigration. And so it proved in the Danish parliament this week when it came to discussing the country’s response to the Syrian refugee crisis: “After an emotional four- hour parliamentary debate, a large… Continue reading Denmark: canary in the immigration coal mine?
A particular scene comes to mind when we think of immigration, especially immigration to America: the north Atlantic winds carrying the smell of salt air, old steamships rusting in the docks and a glimpse of the Statue of Liberty. Numerous films, books and photographs capture what was a major route into America for almost a hundred… Continue reading Pocket history of Ellis Island
The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), based in New York, have stated that the European economy is “on the brink of a catastrophic shortage of key skills” due to the movement of highly skilled workers to North America and elsewhere. They have stated that Europe is “faced with a serious problem”. The Council on Foreign Relations… Continue reading US think tank: European brain drain