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Persistence is the new Sound bite

In the era of politicians like Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin, the European Union can indeed be a champion of human rights. But, as a human rights advocate, the EU needs to do more to address the problem from its roots, which would mean that it also needs to engage in a sincere dialogue with certain assertive actors. The EU should have to reassess its weapon export policies, having in mind that certain Gulf countries have accelerated the refugee problem. Also, the progressive forces must not fall for the migration rhetoric imposed by the political right and allow the political right to shift the debate in its favour. Persistence in defending our values is needed, the same persistence that guided the political left to build the welfare states in Europe, that now many of us take so easily for granted. If we engage completely on the matter, we can say that we are contributing in making the World a better place to live.
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