Friday, August 28, 2015
European governments haven't been ignoring the refugee crisis, but they haven't come up with solutions for the tens of thousands seeking better lives in the Eurozone. Maybe now the negative publicity from this tragedy will spur them to action. It was bound to happen given smugglers who are operating with impunity. As long as there were no headlines like this, governments could express alarm and try to seal their borders, but a truck filled with dead bodies brings the tragedy home. The solution is not to barricade countries but to find ways for refugees to stay home. That is easily written but difficult to do with wars underway that Europe wants no part of. Yet, the continuing refugee flow may force the Eurozone's reluctance to engage and get them involved in Syria and Africa. More incidents like the present one will make neutrality hollow.