Confronted with the challenge of migration and increasing influx of refugees, EU countries acting alone are condemned to fail.
Our Group has strongly pushed for a new European policy for migration and asylum based on solidarity and shared responsibility. After a long fight by our group, the European Parliament approved the establishment of a European mechanism to relocate refugees amongst Member States. Only by managing migration in a coordinated and effective way can we respond to those citizens who fear that migration is out of control.
Our group has also fought to respect the rights and dignity of migrants and refugees. Protecting human life is a must for us. For this reason, we pushed for coordinated search and rescue operations in the Mediterranean.