Economic impact of migrant crises (Panel discussion at St Pete Intl Forum)

As the International Economic Forum kicks off in St. Petersburg, RT’s Peter Lаvelle is ready to delve into the world’s most acute agenda.

The massive influx of refugees from the Middle East and Central Asia has become a major international challenge, threatening the political fortunes of a number of individual EU heads of government and straining the Union’s core foundations.

But Europe is not alone in confronting a backlash to immigration; in the US the influx of the Latino population has increased xenophobia and reshaped the body politic, while regional economies such as Turkey and Jordan must manage the flood of huge minority populations.

What policies must be implemented to create a sensible and sustainable immigration plan for each of these economies, turning what is presently viewed as a crisis into a potential economic growth opportunity? What is at stake for the rest of the world if these crises continue unabated?

Panelists:
Ben Aris, Editor-in-Chief, Business New Europe
Yaroslav Lissovolik, Chief Economist, Eurasian Development Bank (EDB)
Alexander Mercouris, International Law Expert
Xavier Moreau, Founder, Centre of Political-Strategic Analysis STRATPOL
Jim Rogers, Chairman, Beeland Interests Inc
Stefan Schaible, Partner, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Roland Berger
Frank Schauff, Chief Executive Officer, Association of European Businesses in the Russian Federation
Andy Xie, Independent Economist

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St Petersburg Economic Forum: Opening Ceremony

The main St Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) kicks off with an opening ceremony in Russia’s northern capital, St Petersburg.

The opening remarks are being delivered by:
Sergey Prikhodko, Russia’s Deputy Prime Minister, Chief of Staff of the Government of the Russian Federation, and Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum
Ban Ki-moon, the Secretary-General of the United Nations
Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission
Alpha Conde, President of the Republic of Guinea
Tigran Sargsyan, Chairman of the Board of the Eurasian Economic Commission

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Brexit vs. Bremain battle of the Thames: M. Shafiq vs. R. Wellings

Supporters of the Brexit campaign led by UKIP Leader Nigel Farage sailed up the river Thames in support of Britain leaving the block. The aim of the stunt was to claim that EU membership has destroyed the country’s fishing industry. However the flotilla was confronted by a number of pro-EU boats. For more, RT is joined by Richard Wellings, Deputy Research Director at the Institute of Economic Affairs, and Mohammed Shafiq, Chief Executive of the Ramadan foundation.

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Euro 2016 violence: Lille hit by new wave of brutality

Tensions on the streets of Lille are heating up with English fans clashing with local police, who responded with tear gas in an attempt to disperse the crowd.

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RAW: Police use tear gas, batons to disperse England fans in Lille

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‪#‎Euro2016‬: English fans interrupt Harry Fear live TV broadcast

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The Terminator’s back? Meet Schwarzenegger-lookalike pumping iron in Moscow

A Russian bodybuilder, Anton Riskin, the spitting image of a young Arnold Schwarzenegger, could be seen pumping iron in Moscow, after he became an Instagram hit for his Arnie aesthetics, gaining some 23,000 followers.

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2yo boy snatched by gator at Disney resort in US, search continues

An alligator, thought to be up to seven feet long, attacked a 2-year-old boy while he was playing in the water on the shore of the Seven Seas Lagoon near an upscale Disney resort in Orlando, Florida. The toddler’s father tried to rescue him, but the reptile dragged the boy into water.

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Far-right movement files lawsuit vs Austrian TV show calling them neo-Nazis

A far-right group says it will be suing an Austrian broadcaster for labeling them ‘nazis’. The movement’s planning to take an evening news show to court over the way it covered clashes between the group and left-wing counter-protesters.

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Wannabe James Bond deploys smokescreen & spikes in police chase in Lithuania

A wannabe James Bond attempted to evade Lithuanian police by throwing an array of obstacles their way. This dashcam last week captured the Volvo-driving suspect deploying a smokescreen and deploying spikes. READ MORE: http://on.rt.com/7fjm

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