Last week in Dresden, a group of company representatives, educators and other professionals met to put their heads together to help tackle a major challenge regarding the thickening influx of refugees: preparing the newly arrived immigrants for the German job market.
Love is the universal language, even in times of war.
Some journalists are beaten up, others strike out against their subjects when tasked with covering the refugee crisis in Europe, as media leaders discussed last week in Leipzig.
Besides being a humanitarian crisis, the current refugee situation also highlights limitations to press freedom in Europe.
During the last weeks European policymakers have been fighting with each other over the best way to respond to the current refugee crisis. However difficult the political negotiations are – they are a mess; much worse than the Greek debacle, as far as integrity of EU institutions are concerned – no refugee relocation and integration plan will be effective. The reason is that any European-only-plan ignores the source of the problem: The Syrian civil war.
Prof. Helena Flam vividly tells her accidental journey with refugees from Italy to Germany.