Minister for Migration and Asylum Policy Tobias Billström is to take part in the symposium ‘Migration and integration: the new challenge of globalisation’ in Paris, today, Monday 14 September. The symposium is being organised by the French Ministry of Immigration, Integration, National Identity and Development.
“Migration is a natural part of our increasingly globalised societies and economies. In times of economic downturn, it is important to remember that many European countries will soon have problems due to labour shortages and ageing populations. For this reason we must not succumb to protectionism, but rather we must develop a policy to meet future challenges,” Mr Billström says ahead of the symposium.