Emigration poses a much bigger challenge than immigration…
The emigration only emphasizes how paradoxical (and hypocritical) situation it is when EU elites pretend they can take care of all the poor from the whole world when EU is not even capable of securing basic prospects for its own 430 million inhabitants! And don’t be mistaken: it’s not only problem of “peripheral” EU member states (whose citizens head to “core” EU members with rather an unrealistic dream of prosperity) but it applies to the core members too as we can see the cases of massive bad living-conditions motivated demonstrations of ordinary people in France, exodus of Germans to Switzerland and rich non-European countries, or increasing criminality in Scandinavia.
It contrasts with how fast the rest of the world develops, in particular how eastern Asian countries are able to secure fast rise of living conditions for billions of their inhabitants. It’s sad because the main reason lies in failed political and corporate management in EU (both national and central levels), not in that the citizens of EU members would be less competitive.
A nice example is the failures in technological development: The only two Western companies able to built 5G infrastructure are traditional EU companies, yet most EU members contract a Chinese company to do that despite security risk. The fault is thus not that European corporations would not be qualified for that job but their management is incapable of adopting for the challenge and EU politicians underestimate need for long-term strategic economic development of EU and conditions for business. No wonder that when American government sees that, they consider to engage in these European companies in order to make things move (see https://cnb.cx/2ViavCY)… It is one concrete example but it only illustrates the failures in the system promoted by the European elites.
Similarly devastating effect for prosperity of European citizens is the current craze about “CO2 emissions”. The only solution that EU elites are capable of is increasing prices of the basic utilities needed for every citizen due to massive rise of prices of pollution permits (indeed, expensive pollution permits do not lead to change of technology but a simple increasing prices for final customers - ordinary citizens), the climate will continue to change, and the attention is diverted from more important environmental issues like waste processing (after China refused to take Western garbage for recycling, the problems with waste processing in EU rises because EU fully preoccupied with CO2 emission craze had neglected other environmental challenges).