I had never thought about Europe as any more than a Geographical space. but with the advent of the EU it is now a whole economy with its own infrastructure.
Therefore the Syrian refugee crisis is one that affects all of Europe not just individual countries with singular agendas.
The change to being the EU was a liminal space, as is this new challenge of the displacement of millions of Syrians.
With The large amount of people migrating, it makes sense that they are given voice to what they need. Counties need to let go of their old ways to find new ways of dealing with this challenge. The solutions may not be evident yet but time needs to be given to consider possible solutions