According to Piet-Hein Donner, the aim of integration is not homogeneity, but a sharing of citizenship [19/01/2004]

The Minister for Justice of the Netherlands, speaking today at a conference on migration organised by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe and the French Delegation to the Assembly, said that unrestricted immigration might well overload social services, severely upset the labour market and gradually create divisions among the population. He advocated co-operation between the Council of Europe and the EU, saying that, in his view, it was vital to share our experience if we wished to develop integration policies with a view to creating an area of prosperity, security and justice for all who live in Europe.  

 Speech
 Summary of speech by Piet-Hein Donner  

Piet-Hein Donner : ''L’objectif de l’intĂ©gration n’est pas l’homogĂ©nĂ©itĂ©, mais le partage de la citoyennetĂ©'' [19/01/2004]

''Une immigration sans restrictions risque de crĂ©er une surcharge des services sociaux, une perturbation profonde du marchĂ© du travail et une segmentation progressive de la population'' a dĂ©clarĂ© aujourd'hui le ministre de la Justice des Pays-Bas, au cours d’une confĂ©rence sur les migrations, organisĂ©e par l’AssemblĂ©e parlementaire du Conseil de l’Europe et la dĂ©lĂ©gation française auprès de l’AssemblĂ©e. Il a prĂ©conisĂ© une coopĂ©ration entre le Conseil de l’Europe et l'UE, estimant que ''Partager notre expĂ©rience est vital si nous voulons dĂ©velopper des politiques d’intĂ©gration dans le but de crĂ©er une zone prospère, sĂ»re et juste pour tous les habitants de l’Europe''.  

 Discours
 RĂ©sumĂ© de l'intervention de Piet-Hein Donner