Whereas the migrants emergency shows no signs of decreasing and Macedonia decides to raise yet another wall in Europe, intercedes Jean-Claude Juncker who warns us against “the short-sightedness of those who would like to see a Europe that is divided by anti-migrant walls’. The president of the European Commission, in a long speech published today on the Repubblica, reiterates that when we speak about migration “we must not forget that we are talking about human beings” and emphasizes that the only difference is that those people cannot live their lives “because they have not been lucky enough to be born, as we did, in one of the richest and steadiest regions of the world. It worries me that a part of the population rejects them”.
In fact, most refugees who are desperately trying every day to leave their countries of origin – Syria ravaged by war, Libya shaken by the atrocities of the Isis, or from Eritrea where they live under dictatorship – to reach Europe where they hope to find stability. “There are no effective national solutions. No member State can regulate migration efficiently on its own – declared Juncker -. Not only extra summits between the heads of the States are needed. A summit on the topic of migration has already been held and in November we will meet again in Malta. We must find a way to make all member States of the EU approve immediately the necessary norms and put them into practice straight ahead.
Actually, the president of the EU Commission does not provide new solutions or proposals, but reiterates the decisions that were taken on the role of Frontex in the redistribution of the migrants. There are no efficient national solutions. No member State can regulate migration efficiently on its own – concluded Juncker -. Europe fails if fear prevails. Europe fails when egoism has more weight than solidarity, present in wide portions of our society.