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Le Soir - Belgium | Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Time to overcome national egoism

The EU member states must finally overcome their national egoism, the liberal daily Le Soir urges in view of the debate about refugee quotas: "One characteristic unites this coalition of malcontents: petty national egoism. And the fear of explaining to the public that accepting a few extra refugees in a crisis situation counts among the most basic acts of solidarity for the worst hit countries. Everyone knows that questions of migration and integration are among the most difficult to bring in line with public opinion. But the states do themselves the worst service when they obstinately insist on seeing these problems through their own national glasses. It's precisely because this challenge is too much for individual member states that joint action is necessary."

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