Opening EU Market for African Goods Would Help Stem Migration – German Minister


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MOSCOW (Sputnik) – German Development Minister Gerd Mueller on Wednesday urged the European Union to open its market for African goods with a view to facilitating economic growth on the continent and thereby stemming migrant inflow.

“The European market is effectively blocked. At the same time, European exports to Africa are growing. Therefore, my main message to Brussels is – Open the markets to all African goods … This is the only way the continent can turn into the region of growth … I am sure that the African youth … would not flee [the continent] and would remain in their home countries if there were jobs and prospects for the future,” Mueller said in an interview with Die Welt.

He suggested that the bloc should…

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