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Europe is now years into a refugee crisis of historic proportions, and, frankly, there's no end in sight. Even well-intentioned efforts to stem the crisis have struggled: One high-profile diplomatic arrangement designed to cut the migration route through Turkey and Greece into Eastern Europe appears to have unintentionally diverted refugees toward even more perilous journeys from North Africa across the Mediterranean. The Institute of Migration says at least 1,000 people have died making that journey in the past week alone.
Could be a good idea to have a haven for refugees attempting to get to Europe. Bet the European people will warm to the possibility of keeping more economic migrants at bay from flooding into their country's. "They can build as many mosques as they like, have as many blaring speakers that they want and fondle as many females as they like, without offending anybody." On a serious note, this plan would have many hurdles to jump before it could get off the ground, if ever. Maybe it would have been good thinking around 10-15 years ago,hindsight is a wonderful thing. But now that the flood gates are well and truly open,not possible in my humble opinion.www.washingtonpost.com... -near-tunisia/?wpmm=1&wpinl_wv
This idea comes from Theo Deutinger, who runs the design and architecture firm TD, which is based in the Netherlands. (A country with some experience in creating artificial landmasses.) The firm is known for its experimental and theoretical work, which often focuses on issues of globalization. Deutinger dubs the project Europe in Africa (EIA), and it already has a flashy website that prominently features the enticing tagline, "The first truly European city."