Europe is facing a demographic crisis, resulting in suffocating labour shortages, and yet incoming migration is more and more rejected in mainstream politics. Can the EU come to terms with this great contradiction without an implosion?
In this new episode of Gagarin, the Eurozine podcast, editor-in-chief Réka Kinga Papp asks Ranabir Samaddar about migration and labour policies, European hypocrisy and the crisis of withdrawal in Afghanistan.
Published 6 January 2022
Original in English
First published by Eurozine
Contributed by Institute for Human Sciences (IWM) © Ranabir Samaddar / Institute for Human Sciences (IWM) / EurozinePDF/PRINT
Italy’s enthusiasm for Chinese investment has recently cooled, as transatlanticism, security risks and domestic resentment become decisive factors. The Italian change of heart is shared by the EU, which is finally developing a coordinated and values-based response to Chinese economic activity in the bloc.