Newspaper article The Christian Science Monitor

Germany as Leader in Migrant Crisis; Migrants Can Help an Aging Europe; Time to Negotiate in Syria; a New Arms Race; Progress against Poverty

Newspaper article The Christian Science Monitor

Germany as Leader in Migrant Crisis; Migrants Can Help an Aging Europe; Time to Negotiate in Syria; a New Arms Race; Progress against Poverty

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Die Welt / BerlinGermany as able leader in solving the migrant crisis"With all the spontaneous emotion in this country [toward helping arriving migrants and refugees], we shouldn't forget how long we, especially the government, have pushed this problem aside. We shouldn't forget either the shameful conditions that many of Germany's refugees are currently living in, and the remarkable commitment to refugee aid that civil society has proven," writes Jorg Eigendorf. "Why should we face our government's failures in this current moment of euphoria? Because our biggest challenge still lies ahead of us. Winter is coming.... Germany's part in this challenge may make it a role model, and it may even change Europe.... If there is a country capable of this, then it must certainly be modern Germany with its people, economic power and sense of history."

Le Monde / ParisMigrants can help an aging Europe"What will we call this human tide washing over Europe, a few years from now?... We all know the seemingly rational objections - that these people are not Europeans and can't integrate in our societies, that the economy can't take on that burden," writes Guy Sorman. "But what sounds true is false. These people are refugees, who once accepted into Europe, would bring their education and their capacity for work. Most of them are young and determined.... Migration is a terrible selection of the fittest against the weakest. The United States has always developed faster than Europe thanks to the dynamism of migrants, whereas Europe declines as it grows older."

The Hindu / Chennai, IndiaThe time to negotiate in Syria is now"It's already too late now to find a political solution [in Syria]. [Islamic State] controls almost half the country and it is trying to advance into areas controlled by the regime," states an editorial. "If that happens, the humanitarian situation in Syria will worsen, triggering a further refugee exodus. To stop that from happening, regional heavyweights such as Turkey and Saudi Arabia and their backers in the West should reverse their policy towards Syria. …

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