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European Elections: Navigating Diplomacy and Immigration Dynamics Worldwide

The year 2024 will see Europeans go to the polls at the beginning of June to elect the deputies they will send to Brussels. The campaign promises to be fierce, with several major themes that will occupy the candidates. Here we look at the management of migratory flows and the place of the European Union in a world where conflicts are increasing on its doorstep.

It has been almost two years since Vladimir Putin invaded Ukraine. The European Union continues to provide military aid to the Ukrainian army, but fails to reach an agreement on a new envelope of 50 billion euros requested by Volodymyr Zelensky, due to the veto opposed by Viktor Orban’s Hungary.

At the same time, Ukraine’s accession to the European Union is accelerating despite certain opposition, such as that of the radical left, which fears that the influx of Ukrainian workers will cause social dumping, or that of the radical right, who wants to reestablish dialogue with Moscow.

At the heart of our diplomacy there is also Africa, a mirror continent with which we negotiate partnerships to block migratory flows. And it is this theme of immigration that the right would like to place at the center of its campaign to win votes.

This article is originally published on france24.com

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