European Politics sends out Mixed Signals
Does European Politics have mixed emotions for immigrants? Whether you are a Romanian immigrant just forced out of France, a worker in Greece, a skilled professional in UK, or a union protestor in Spain, immigration and unemployment is a controversial issue.
The European Union declares freedom of movement within the European Community for all its citizens. Europe is a land where cultures and people of different backgrounds live. So, why is European politics not in tune?
European light still shines bright as an opportunity and ideal for millions of people who are looking into a better quality of life. This causes both legal and illegal immigration. Does European currency lose power every time a European country breaks news with a new crisis? Do Europeans themselves have mixed emotions on the European Union?
Mixed signals started coming out of Europe this year first from Greece. The world watched its televised economic crisis and the social unrest that followed. Today, a massive crowd of protestors took the streets of Spain demanding change. Some encountered a kick off as they clashed with police forces. However, Spain has recently granted under the Spanish Law of Historic Memory European passports to those generations that directly descend from Spain, widening therefore immigration.
As unemployment rises it defines immigration. Migrants then decide. Stuck between the wall and the sword most take up the opportunity. They prefer living in a country like Spain, even with its 20% rate of unemployment.
Another mixed signal comes from France. The European Commission is now taking action against France for the deportations of Rumanian Europeans. Disserting views, confronting politics, and controversy reigns over immigration, immigrations laws and unemployment.
Previously this year, in the UK elections, immigration fired up heated debates. The opinions given by politicians revealed where political parties stood on the issue.
Some of the brightest signals of the European Community are its freedom of movement and freedom to work within the community. They are constantly sided with news columns on new economic crisis, demands, demonstrations and rising or falling politicians.
International Business and millions of people, in Europe and around the world, are influenced by European Politics and by the direction they take on immigration and unemployment.
As unemployment and cultural perceptions form once again inside Europe, the land of politics shakes things up. What will it take for politicians to get on board? Who would benefit from a strong European Community?
Do you live in Europe? Do you have a view on European migration and unemployment? Are you affected by European news? Do you think European Politics is sending out mixed signals on Immigration and Unemployment?