Potential consequences of immigration to the European Union and the possibility of limiting the scale of this phenomenon
The aim of this study is to assess the scale and effects of influx of people from Africa and the Middle East to European Union countries and to present the objectives of the “Marshall Plan with Africa”, which aims to support African economic activation and intensify the economic links within this region. The assessment also addresses the risk of escalation of migration to Europe and European Union initiatives aimed at containing the African population within their countries. The author focuses on the activities presented in the first pillar of the “Marshall Plan” which provide for improving the investment climate in African countries, including the ease of doing business, developing trade and establishing a free trade area, and ratifying the Trade Facilitation Agreement (FTA). The paper is based on the primary literature on the subject under study and the sources of data include Eurostat, UN, WTO and Africa Infrastructure Knowledge Program.
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