Clip of the Month: José Manuel Barroso on the Challenges of the Refugee Crisis & Xenophobia

December 8, 2015

Europe is facing many challenges these days, but the most formidable one is the refugee crisis, says former European Commission President José Manuel Barroso. In this clip, Barroso urges Europeans (and Americans) to look past "simplistic, populist answers" like closing the borders. He says governments should strive to use "intelligence and information" to fight the extremism that is fueling this crisis and never forget why refugees want to come to Europe in the first place.