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Debates And Controversies On European Migration Policies

Elena-Ana Nechita

Nicolaie Iancu


Unlike the countries self-proclaimed as countries of destination for migrants, such as the USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand (the so-called “New World”), Europe had a difficult time getting used to the fact that it has become a target for immigration flows and lucidly addressing this phenomenon.

Many companies in European countries have been deeply reluctant to accepting immigrants, especially those from non-OECD countries, who are perceived as having a significantly different cultural background and ethnicity. Anti-immigration feelings were expressed by public support for restrictive immigration and asylum policies, the negative presentation of immigrants and asylum seekers in the populist press, the discrimination of ethnic minority residents, or even racist or anti-immigrant manifestations, often leading to harassment and violence.