Tomorrow the World Economic Forum opens in Davos. Ahead of its opening, the president and founder of the forum, Klaus Schwab, predicted a new phase of an influx of migrants to European countries. In an interview to Bloomberg, Schwab stated that low oil prices encouraged the process, as many African countries were dependent on them. “Imagine a billion residents of the region moving north,” Schwab stated and predicted that worsening economic conditions would cause a social crisis. According to him, the world has entered an era when traditional economic instruments don’t work anymore, and it is becoming more and more difficult for politicians to count the consequences of their actions.
Meanwhile, the President of the Center for Social and Political Studies 'Aspect', Georgy Fedorov, believes that the processes on the entry of migrants have been planned to attack two European countries. “France and Germany are the two main locomotives of the European Union, the financial staples, and the latest events weaken them. Migrants deliberately got past Greece and other countries and went directly to those countries which they weaken with their presence. Right now, so-called alternative European forces are maturing in Europe, both left and right. Eurosceptics are raising their heads, both ultra-right and ultra-left,” the expert says.
According to him, problems of ethnic and social justice have become aggravated in Europe, and events similar to the developments on New Year's Eve in Cologne are impossible in Russia. “The OMON would arrive in 15 minutes, which will suppress all such riots very precisely and strictly. Talk about the German police being unable to handle it, that they sat there and watched how someone was raped and molested there, were not about the police’s weakness. Any country (in Germany and France as well) has special units, which basically have more experience of street fights than all of our OMON officers put together. We can assume that the political leadership simply did not give the order for any action to be taken. Clearly, it also damaged Angela Merkel, as elections are just around the corner in Germany.”
Georgy Fedorov thinks that the migration crisis in Europe should be considered politically and economically. “Economically, it is clear that a huge number of cheap labor force is very seriously involved in the economy of the European Union, in the shadow economy. It badly affects the indigenous population in terms of competitiveness. Many indigenous Europeans, who used to talk about their social rights, after seeing the influx of the labor force have become more loyal to their employers, more loyal when looking at the narrowing of their social rights. That is, it is also a tool of big politics and global capital.”