Absolute numbers vs Percentages

After an unnecessary long summer break, here I am now.

An online article by the Guardian puts into perspective the number on arrivals of migrants to the EU, the number of filings for asylum in each country, as well as the relative weigth of each compared to the total population of each member state.


From the numbers emerge, among others, the different sides of the migration-to-the-EU phenomenon: arrival vs asylum ; absolute vs relative magnitude ; reality vs media report/politicians’ views.

EU countries are faced with different aspects of the problem, though  refuse to undergo a real EU-wide policy review of the s.c. Dublin System thus minizing the possibility of finding a sustainable way to cope with migration.


An example of the situation in Kos

At the same time the discussions on the exhorbitant levels of migrants  (sic) continue, sadly enough often in those countries less affected by it.

The sudden resignation of Greece’s PM is surely no positive piece of news for the migrants stranded in the Greek islands either. More and more weeks of political deadlock and a continue shortage of political will, economic means and international aid are going to result in a situation even more dramatic than that in Spain, Malta or Italy.