La migración como oportunidad para Europa

LONDRES – El año pasado más de 4.000 hombres, mujeres y niños perdieron la vida al intentar cruzar el Mediterráneo desde África a Europa. Sus trágicas muertes no han afectado en nada el aumento de la marea humana, que crece semana a semana, mientras que los traficantes de personas en las costas se vuelven cada vez más descarados y crueles. Solo desde comienzos de este año miles de migrantes han sido rescatados de las gélidas aguas.

En este contexto, y el del temor sembrado por los ataques terroristas en París y Copenhague, la Unión Europea se dispone a desarrollar una nueva y muy importante agenda sobre inmigración. Cuando los comisionados de la UE se reúnan para debatir los pasos a seguir, deben superar la tentación de buscar soluciones reactivas y cortoplacistas y, en lugar de ello, desarrollar un plan de acción amplio y verdaderamente creativo tanto en sus países como en el exterior.

La última vez que Europa tuvo que hacer frente a un punto de inflexión así fue en 2011, cuando la Primavera Árabe desató una oleada de inmigrantes que huían de la violencia y el caos en el Norte de África, pero la oportunidad de tomar medidas atrevidas (como un Plan Marshall Mediterráneo que canalizara la inversión a la integración de las inmigrantes) pasó sin que se la aprovechara. En su lugar, la UE hizo un par de ajustes burocráticos a su sistema de asilo y se consumió en debates sobre asuntos no esenciales, como los “fraudes al sistema de bienestar” por parte de los migrantes.

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