June 28, 2015
Appearing on RTÉ radio, Ireland, Peter Sutherland, the head of Goldman-Sachs International, stated that he believes unlimited African immigration benefits Europe. He made the statements after a meeting with the SJW Pope Francis.
The interviewer asked that given that the current number looks to be around 240,000 entering Europe illegally every year, would there be a point at which the systems were overloaded.
Those figures are laughable in the context of the total European population of 500 million. The figures you are talking about are literally a drop in the ocean. We could easily handle that. Germany could take a lot more and still have a deficiency in terms of its aging population. Today’s population in Germany is over 55% in favor of having more migrants.
Governments have to lead by giving the positive news that migrants are good for a community, economically and every other way rather than constantly expressing them as a burden because they are not really a burden. Within a very short period of time they contribute positively to the community in which they live.
It’s going to take a long time to solve the inherent problems of north Africa and sub-Saharan Africa so we’re going to live with the issue of migration for a very long time.
Peter Sutherland also serves as Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for International Migration and Development and is was formerly Director General of the World Trade Organization, EU Commissioner for Competition, and Attorney General of Ireland.