The most horrible mistake the European Union could make after the massacre in Paris would be any form of "revenge" to those people, who come to us in search of asylum and opportunity for safer life. It would be a victory given as a gift to the terrorists, the implementation of their plan.
Hysteria is a quite natural protective reaction of people during the moments of crisis; therefore, radical right-wing politicians are unfortunately tempted to trade on the fears of society and to incite xenophobia. In a number of the EU member states - moreover in those, that are situated more than a safe distance away from the concert hall "Bataklan" and the "Stade de France", including Latvia as well - even from the representatives of the government appeals to execute "closed-door policy" against Syrian refugees, to withdraw from the Schengen agreement and to build fences at national borders can be heard. Read more