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12 September 2015

Dr Andrea Teti's interview with Press and Journal about the Refugee Crisis

The crisis linked to austerity measures

Dr Teti was interviewed by the North-East's biggest newspaper about reasons behind the current crisis and the opposition from some among the public towards the refugees.

"The con­flicts in the Mid­dle East, the refugee cri­sis, and Europe’s aus­ter­ity are closely con­nected. This con­nec­tion must be un­der­stood if it is to be suc­cess­fully ad­dressed."

"In Europe, the pop­u­la­tion is en­cour­aged to be­lieve Europe is “full” while the tax gap in the UK runs into tens of bil­lions a year, peo­ple’s work­place rights and pay con­tinue to be cut, and any protest is dis­missed as ‘rad­i­cal­ism’."

"The re­sult is in­stead of see­ing im­mi­gra­tion as a re­source, one group of dis­en­fran­chised peo­ple are pit­ted against even more vul­ner­a­ble refugees."

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