Throughout history, people have always moved from insecure to wealthier and safer places.

In the last decades, following the collapse of the Soviet Union and the effects of globalisation, the largest movement of people was for economic reasons.

In Europe, this is best exemplified by the movement of people from the former members of Comecon, the former Yugoslavia, Albania and the Caucasus. Nearly all of the migrants were fleeing precarious economic conditions in their homeland in hopes...

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