Europe’s asylum policies are arbitrary and set a bad example

The new Europe — its president, commission and parliament — needs to resolve the issue — a tall order — or at least defuse some of its political explosiveness.

Unfair system. A refugee family show their papers to a policeman as they arrive at a detention camp in northern Greece. (AFP)

In the weeks until she takes charge as president of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen…