Javier Carbajosa, Ambassador for the Special Mission for Migratory Affairs, admits that the societies of the future will be multi-ethnic
Within the framework of actions being taken by Comillas to inform and increase awareness of the University Community on the refugee issue, lectures are being held, such as the one that brought Javier Carbajosa, the Ambassador for the Special Mission for Migratory Affairs to Comillas. Organized by the Department of International Relations, in the Faculty of Human and Social Sciences, Carbajosa admitted that the arrival of Syrian refugees “has caught Europe off guard”. While enlarging his focus on immigration in general, he stated that “migratory crises permeate almost all of what we see on the international stage”, and for that reason are not merely a circumstantial phenomenon, and that “they will occupy international agendas for the coming years”.
With regard to refugees who are still arriving in Europe, Carbajosa – who was the (Spanish) Ambassador in Washington, Algeria and Pakistan – disclosed that the number will continue to rise. While in 2013, some 90,000 people arrived illegally in the Schengen Area, in 2016 there will be more than one million. For this reason, Europe “should possess the appropriate tools”, and he admitted that “when immigration is managed correctly, it has always been a reason behind growth”.