Factors Keeping the European Neighborhood Policy From Reaching Its Full Potential

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While the European Union announced that they will promptly provide another 18.2 billion euros for the funding of the European neighborhood policy till 2020, critics however, questions that whether or not the ENP is suffering from many of its negative features and unable to be fully implemented to its potential. (European Commission Statement, 2012) For one, the European Union is constantly being challenged by ongoing dilemma of how to properly handle the immigration issues across its borders as well as increasing human mobility at the same time. In spite of the economic progress that the European Union has made through its proud and favorable Schengen Agreements, some argues that its loosed organized, problematic immigration structures was…show more content…
(EU-Blue Card official) But can such methods be practical and desirable for all the EU members? Clearly, that is not the case when cheap labors are still in high demands among all the EU continents. The EU has turned a blind eye on these individuals with “invisible national identity”, i.e. illegal immigrants. An increscent wound on immigration lawmaking is thence produced as a product of EU’s double standards. Simultaneously, the cooperation between the EU members states become especially critical when they are strengthening the immigrations matters with a shared accountability; after all, immigration could easily boost and hurt the EU’s wealth and their relationships toward the neighboring countries as a double-edged sword. Compare with the general positive attitude that the EU have toward the selected immigration candidates about how they will bring a great deal of assets for the betterment of the EU; the membership states showed a little interests in offering a helping hand on the unwelcome immigration baggage from the neighbor counties. In October 2013, Lampedusa experienced a shocking tragedy where more then 300 lives was lost at the sea from a sinking boat (UN News, 2013). Instead of draw a moral from the startling facts, the members of EU, such as Italy started to complain that they have endured a redundant volume of damage control; it’s time for the rest of the EU members to step it up. The EU members continually pointing fingers toward each other and

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