I. O. ABRAMOVA
Doctor of Economics
S. A. BESSONOV
Doctor of Economics
Institute of Africa, Russian Academy of Sciences
population Keywords:, cross-border migration, Arab revolutions, labor resources, European Union, Africa, migration policy
The wave of revolution in North Africa and the Middle East has changed the nature and trajectory of many global processes, 1 including the volume, nature and direction of cross-border migration. Today, residents of European countries are extremely concerned about the prospect of an uncontrolled influx of refugees from countries affected by revolutionary events. Appearance of 25k users. Tunisians on the Italian island of Lampedusa was not only a disaster for local residents, but also served as a reason for a possible revision of the Schengen agreements.
Colonel Gaddafi (now deceased) also added fuel to the fire, scaring Europeans with the prospect of an influx of hundreds of thousands of illegal migrants from West and East Africa if he left the post of head of state. Indeed, over the past two decades, it was Libya, which he led, that played the role of the main migration buffer between Europe and Subtropical Africa, regulating and absorbing a significant part of African migrants. And the answers to the questions of where more than 2 million Arab and African migrants from Libya will go, how events in the Arab region will affect cross-border African migration in general, how the migration policy of EU countries and African states themselves will change, occupy the minds of not only politicians and businessmen, but also scientists.
For an objective assessment of the prospects and direction of migration flows from North Africa and sub-Saharan Africa, it is necessary, in our opinion, to analyze not only the current situation in the region, but also to consider the prerequisites, as well as the quantitative and qualitative characteristics of African cross-border migration.
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