In 2015, around 35 thousand unaccompanied minors arrived in Sweden, of which more than 23 thousand were from Afghanistan. For many, making it to Sweden represented the ultimate goal, as they had been promised it was the best country on earth for asylum seekers. However, things did not really unfold as expected
In the referendum of April 16, 2017, 51.3% of Turkish voters approved of proposed amendments to the constitution, which will diminish checks and balances on executive power. The referendum did not bring Turkey politically closer to the European Union - it worsened a relationship that was already deteriorating. But there was a time when the two shared a common interest in building a closer alliance.
Addressing a rapid increase in socioeconomic, cultural and religious diversity is a challenge for the world’s “humanitarian superpower”. Instead of constant accusations and disagreements, discussions should focus on how to turn this diversity into an asset and prevent it from becoming a dividing force.