George Soros is known globally as an Open Society philanthropist with the mission of supporting freedom & human rights, democracy, and social justice. He wrote the book, Open Society: Reforming Global Capitalism on https://www.facebook.com/breakingpolitical/posts/1562000144097945 and discussed the need for alliance of democracy among world countries that should be governed by open societies principles.? Mr. Soros is recognized as a bestseller author and has written other books, including The Crash of 2008 and What It Means, The Alchemy of Finance, and The Bubble of American Supremacy. He recently wrote an article, Europe: A Better Plan for Refugees that was published by New York Review Daily on April 9th, 2016 and spoke about the refugee crisis in Europe and the problems with the asylum policy, which was created in February of this year. George Soros provided solutions to help resolve the problems and discussed deficiencies with the European asylum policy.
The first thing Mr. George Soros pointed out was that the policy negotiations didn’t include enough funds to accommodate the refugees. He wrote in the article that the policy has caused hundreds of asylum refugees in Greece to return to Turkey. Turkey is presently hosting more than two million refugees and has a backlog of over 200,000 applications for asylum. He also stated that policy isn’t of Europe, but negotiated with Turkey and imposed on the country by Angela Merkel, a German Chancellor. The refugees aren’t permitted to enter Europe and are being forced to return to other countries.
George Soros believes the deficiencies in the asylum policy are correctable. Even the European Commission recognized some of the deficiencies in the policy during the first week of February. As Soros said in his article,
“there are insufficient facilities to accommodate the number of asylum refugees in Greece and the proposal by the Commissioners doesn’t help the refugees nor cooperative states with its compulsory quotas.” To rectify the problems in the policy on http://www.nybooks.com/contributors/george-soros/, the European Commission’s vice president, Frans Timmermans opened a debate to present arguments and solutions.
One of the first solutions George Soros suggested was that the policy should include a reasonable clause which allows refugees to enter their desired European region. He emphasized that there aren’t enough funds required to efficiently respond to the crisis of refugees. The funds are needed to assist member states with the problems and the refugees in Europe who are in Greece and countries in the Middle East. The refugees in the Middle East are desperately in need of housing, work and schools for the children. Mr. Soros said that Europe needs approximately $34 billion yearly to maintain the escalating population and accommodate refugees in Turkey and supporting countries.
George Soros founded the New York Open Society Institute in 1993 and opened the first office in Moscow in 1987. He is bold in his belief that world governments are responsible to their citizens, a concept introduced by Karl Popper. Currently, there are Open Society offices in more than 70 countries. He has written several books and articles about democracies and humanitarian relief for refugees.
Read more at The New York Times about George.