POLITICO: Interview | Yanis Varoufakis

How should Europe handle the refugees? “How about humanely?” he shoots back. “How about throwing our borders open to people drowning at sea and looking after them. In Greece we have a concept of filoxenia, ‘kindness to strangers.’ I named my daughter Xenia for this reason. I believe you should always consider yourself a foreigner in your own country because that’s the only way you can pass critical judgment on it. So open the bloody borders to those in need and stop bickering about who’s going to do less.” But can Germany absorb 2 million? “Of course it can. Throughout history, from the Paleolithic period, the places that benefited were those that welcomed migrants and the ones that lost out were those that exported people. The U.S. would not exist today as a power if it had built fences in the 19th century.”

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