A top EU official has warned that the migrant crisis in Europe threatens to erupt into a huge civil war within 2 years, unless something drastic is done to curb the influx of refugees.
European Commissioner for regional policy Corina Cretu says that leaders need to spend serious money on tackling the issue, before migrant ghettos become a “nuclear bomb” of unrest.
Dailymail.co.uk reports: Despite decades of spending on infrastructure in the poorer parts of Europe, the European Union is aiming to reduce inequality by pumping more money into countries in eastern and southern Europe.
Ms Cretu said that this is important for ‘social integration’.
She told the Thomson Reuters Foundation this week at the World Urban Forum in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: ‘Social integration will be crucial in the years to come.
‘If we allow ghettos or segregation of migrants, this will become a nuclear bomb in the future.’
The EU asylum system was on the brink of collapse in 2015 as a million refugees and migrants arrived by boat, overwhelming Greece and Italy.
Poland, Hungary, Slovakia and the Czech Republic refused to take some of the new arrivals.