Europe could face another refugee crisis from Egypt

Thousands could flee the escalating violence in Egypt (photo:dpa)
Thousands could flee the escalating violence in Egypt (photo:dpa)

Political upheaval and violence in Egypt could lead to a wave of refugees fleeing the country to find peace and stability. European countries signed up to the Schengen agreement – which allows the free movement of people across the borders of 26 states – are just 500 kilometres of water from Egypt’s coast. This could add enormous political and social pressures to European countries already suffering themselves.

THE REVERBERATIONS of Egypt’s political upheaval and violence should be of serious concern, discussion and scenario-planning to European Union politicians, planners and bureaucrats.

Fallout from this crisis could lead to refugees moving across ...

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