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Regarding the immigrants, what is anticipated for next year?

Looking generally, there are so many massive changes are occuring fast - people are moving globally, satisfy their instincts  and economical imperatives in their earnest. Little wonder, when about half of EU tomato supply is produced in a few provinces in Spain, there is a lot of picking job to anyone wishing.

Can we control our "urge" for globalization and scale economy? Can the fast changes accelarate ever faster? Will share numbers and masses rule the world? Or will they annihilate each other, stumbling upon a trivial environmental restriction? Aren't we living in the proverbial interesting times?

by das monde on Fri Dec 8th, 2006 at 04:28:58 AM EST
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I don´t know of any projections, but I fear it will not stop, since the needs in Africa are so hard to fathom, that thousands of young people, children, pregnant women... are willing to risk death for months, to reach Europe.  The Canary Islands and the south coast are the closest destinations.

There are many central Europeans coming through the Pyrenees in bus loads also, which seems like a blind point.  The government has no intention of using forceful policies, obviously, and the right-wing likes to name it "the call-effect".

The immigrants´ contribution to the job market, the economy and employment taxes are very positive for the country.

As to the big life questions...

Our knowledge has surpassed our wisdom. -Charu Saxena.

by metavision on Fri Dec 8th, 2006 at 09:30:08 AM EST
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