By the end of this year nearly two million refugees will have somehow made the journey from war and destruction to some place in Europe. Reality is that European nations can not nor will they accept millions of refugees every year.Germany has been wonderful in its efforts to allow refugees into their nation. However, in every other European nation any political leader who is ready to accept refugees confronts the reality the average citizen will become furious and turn to right wing political parties which gain voters by hating refugees.
So, what can be done?
1. Obviously, ending the war in Syria will be a powerful incentive for reducing refugees to voyage.
2. There is need for vast European economic investment in Africa to create vibrant economies. Get people working and they will not undertake dangerous voyages for jobs.
3. There is need to work with Vladimir Putin and Iran in order to end violence in the Middle East. That is reality!