Refugees Louisa Gouliamaki/Stringer

Спасти беженцев, чтобы спасти Европу

НЬЮ-ЙОРК – Кризис беженцев в Европе уже толкал Евросоюз на путь дезинтеграции, когда 23 июня британцы, мотивированные этим кризисом, проголосовали за выход из ЕС (Брексит). Кризис беженцев и спровоцированная им катастрофа Брексита усилили ксенофобские, националистические движения, которые теперь будут стремиться к победе на предстоящих выборах, в том числе на общенациональных выборах во Франции, Нидерландах и Германии в 2017 году, а также на референдуме 2 октября в Венгрии по вопросу о политике беженцев в ЕС и на повторных президентских выборах в Австрии 4 декабря.

Вместо того чтобы объединиться для противостояния этой угрозе, страны ЕС демонстрируют всё меньше готовности сотрудничать друг с другом. Они проводят эгоистичную миграционную политику по принципу «разори соседа» (например, разматывают колючую проволоку на своих границах), что ведёт к дальнейшей фрагментации Евросоюза, наносит серьёзный ущерб всем странам ЕС, снижает глобальные стандарты защиты прав человека.

Нынешний несистемный подход к кризису беженцев, кульминаций которого стало заключённое в этом году соглашение между ЕС и Турцией с целью сдержать поток беженцев из Восточного Средиземноморья, страдает от четырёх фундаментальных изъянов. Во-первых, его нельзя назвать подлинно европейским: договор с Турцией был согласован – а затем навязан Европе – немецким канцлером Ангелой Меркель. Во-вторых, он очень плохо профинансирован. В-третьих, он превращает Грецию в фактический загон для беженцев, совершенно к этому неприспособленный.

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