Illegal migration and people smuggling from Africa to Europe demonstrate a joint interest in tackling the causes of that migration at source by providing new opportunities in the migrants’ home countries. ‘Inequality is the source of nationalisms and populisms,’ warned Antonio Tajani, the President of the European Parliament. ‘If we want to tackle the issue of migration from Africa, we have to see it through African eyes.’ He suggested that African transformation of African raw materials could be promoted, so creating new industries and jobs.
“Inequality can not be sustainable. It can only generate significant migratory flows, particularly to the richest countries, including Europe. Reducing them is a shared responsibility, we must commit ourselves to them” Tajani concluded.