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From money to people: the ‘refugee crisis‘

Watch Prof. Christa Tobler introduce the issue of migration and the present 'refugee crisis'.

The present ‘refugee crisis‘ poses a challenge to Europe.

The third course week turns from ‘money‘ to ‘migration‘. Today, Switzerland is a country with a particularly strict immigration regime for so far as it does not concern economic migration from the European Union (EU) and the European Economic Area (EEA). Like other countries in Europe, Switzerland experiences the influx of migrants from war-torn or other otherwise problematic countries. In Europe, there is much discussion of the so-called ‘refugee crisis‘ and about the usefulness of common rules in this respect.

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Switzerland in Europe: Money, Migration and Other Difficult Matters

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