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Refugees: Crisis or Opportunity

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An unprecedented influx of refugees have literally invaded Europe recently.
Coming mostly from the tense spots of the middle east region, these refugees are in younger age brackets with a lot of children and young couples.

My main inquisition is why is it that Europe is welcoming so many in such awkward ways.

Just recently a tiny village of 150 people in Netherlands called Oranje got a major shock when the government decided to place a refugee camp of 700+ people there.

It sounds exceptionally comical that the government would overlook such a major factor of native population and numbers.

This is going on all over Europe mostly in the developed and central regions.

I ask myself why is Europe accommodating so many refugees?
I feel it is all to do with the best answer to Europe’s biggest problem – Age!

Most of Europe is facing a natural degradation of its young population due to less families producing lesser children and most of its people expected to reach old age soon.
Without enough young, Europe faces a major shortage of labor for the next century.
Inviting all these migrants is Europe’s answer to that problem.

It may even make it more competitive as an economic region in this emerging multipolar world where China is giving US and Europe a very hard time.

Supply of cheap and capable labor is the next big economic agenda.
In a unipolar/ bipolar world where US had an undisputed lead, that was not much to be concerned about but now in this multipolar world with US, Europe & China as the market leading economies. This fact is paramount.

Europe is not going under the weight of competition but rather preparing to deploy the tried and tested formula used by US to catapult its economic might.
They have the technology lead, the financial lead and now with a managed supply of labor they will be competitive to use a mix of labor and automation to have a newly empowered economic lead in the new market region called Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA).

The next 50 years will define the shape of a new world in trade and commerce. New methods and new ways of execution.

I feel it’s an opportune time to benefit from this transformational regional transition.



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