Emergenza immigrazione

Il 25 e 26 Giugno il Consiglio si é riunito per decidere su questioni importanti, due in particolari i temi davvero urgenti, la gestione dell’immigrazione e il caso della Grecia. Sul primo tema il Parlamento Europeo non ha mai avuto alcun dubbio su quale fosse la via d’uscita, più volte la posizione dei gruppi parlamentari é stata portata attraverso il presidente Martin Schulz all’interno del Consiglio.

Purtroppo tali discorsi sono sempre rimasti lettera morta. Due mesi fa avevamo chiesto che venissero messi a disposizione piú mezzi e piú risorse, avevamo chiesto una politica di gestione dell’immigrazione direttamente nei Paesi di origine del problema, avevamo sottolineato la necessità di rivedere l’accordo di Dublino e la necessità di introdurre delle quote obbligatorie per tutti gli Stati membri. Ieri il presidente Martin Schulz ha letto l’ennesimo discorso, questa volta breve, che ribadisce la questione delle quote obbligatorie.

Di seguito il testo originale del breve discorso:

Ladies and gentlemen,

A few days ago, I was in a small village in Luxembourg, Schengen, together with the President of the European Commission, to celebrate the moment, thirty years ago, when France, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg first sowed the seed of our area without internal borders.

Our children, and indeed their children, now take it for granted that one can drive through a border crossing without even realising it; so do hundreds of thousands of commuters, our voters, who pass borders daily on their way to and from work.

But this heritage is more than ever at risk from those who want to turn back the clocks. And every day, the high migratory pressure at our external borders puts into question the imperfect EU framework we have in place. We need to keep a cool head and look for constructive solutions. We opened the borders, now we need the common asylum and migration policy that goes with this.

Those who tell people that migration is a problem which can be solved by closing the borders are not telling the truth.

Responsibility means all Member States playing by the same agreed rules and avoiding any unilateral actions. I urge the Commission to investigate swiftly in case of any doubts.

I believe we are fortunate enough to have a European Commission with the courage to put solutions on the table, starting with emergency measures on relocation and resettlement, together with a further package of measures, which we in the European Parliament have been calling for.

Voluntary or intergovernmental schemes have been tried in the past and have failed. If this is to work, it must be mandatory and every Member State must take its fair share, otherwise real solidarity quickly turns into mere charity. Furthermore, we are talking about an emergency situation, so I urge your ministers to proceed quickly.

We are facing an enormous humanitarian crisis, and high expectations are now resting on you to deliver. I know that with sufficient will, we can achieve the right balance between solidarity and responsibility.

This can only be a first step towards a permanent EU system for sharing the responsibility for refugees and asylum seekers among Member States – and I insist – this cannot take place without the full involvement of the European Parliament.

Ladies and gentlemen,

The constant state of emergency which we face on asylum and migration should not prevent us from looking for long-term solutions. Let us reinforce efforts to cooperate with third countries and let us develop together a new model of legal migration.

The European Parliament welcomes the initiative to hold a conference on migration in Valetta and stands ready to contribute to the full to make this a success.

Martin Schulz

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