Harvard Business Review Discusses Possible Long Term Plan to Mitigate the EU's Refugee Crisis

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photo credit: hsj.co.uk

Luk N. Van Wassenhove is the Henry Ford Chair of Manufacturing at INSEAD and director of the Humanitarian Research Group. In a Harvard Business Review article he published recently, he explains that for what concerns the refugee crisis, the question is no longer whether countries should admit migrants. Europe is simply forced to do so because it cannot effectively stop them by building walls around its borders nor can it allow tens of thousands of people to drown at sea. But the Union should realize that it is so much more efficacious for EU countries to devise comprehensive admission and integration programs that will enable refugees to strengthen rather than divide our countries. European countries have much to gain. "Many of the refugees at our borders are resilient and entrepreneurial youngsters with skills we can use," writes Wassenhove.