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EU politicians go Trumpian on Afghan refugees – will walls & fences become a new symbol of ‘United in Diversity’?

With the EU bracing itself for an influx of Afghans, politicians seem determined not to repeat mistakes of the last ‘refugee crisis.’ Many would-be migrants may find Europe a very different place than it was five years ago.

In 2015 alone, over 1.3 million migrants came from the Middle East into Europe. Some made their way across the Mediterranean Sea but many came through Turkey and crossed Europe’s borders with ease, which only encouraged even more people to come. With a potential wave of refugees that may flee to Europe from Afghanistan after the Taliban retook control over the country, Europe’s politicians seem to be somewhat less enthusiastic about throwing open their doors to the travelling masses.

Greece, for example, announced on Saturday that it has erected a 40-kilometre wall on its border with Turkey. The country’s Minister for Citizen Protection Michalis Chrisochoidis justified the decision, stating that “we cannot wait, passively, for the possible impact … our borders will remain safe and inviolable.”

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