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A Global Issue that needs A Global Solution

Many insist that countries each need to take their own share of responsibility that Burden Sharing is a must. Even so, time and again we have seen countries fall short in this! Countires, which may be considered to have been vastly influential into the very cause of this migration crisis. A crisis which keeps on seeing lives being lost at sea and some in between borders. It is thus because of this that the Union, along with other partner countries need to come together now more than ever before; to meet and find a solution. A solution that goes away from a “money talks” mentality and into one that really seeks to be proactive in listening to the effected youth, the vulnerable people and those who unfortunately risk their lives to find a better future. We need to prove that as a Union we are better than the U.S and its current position. We must prove that the fundamental values upon which the Union was built still stand true today, values we still try to uphold at the best of our ability. The EU is the strongest advocate in this, we have partnerships and action plans ready to help sustain various Countries of Origin from which migrants come from and accordingly we must in good conscience keep on aiming to improve our strategies for a more cooperative Partnership Framework. We are seeing progress on part of the European Union, however more is yet to be desired. In the words of HRVP Mogherini “our common work under the Partnership Framework has brought tangible progress. We will keep on working to increase cooperation with our African partners, to ensure that lives are saved, migrants are treated in dignity and to eradicate together the business model of those who exploit human despair”. In working together we can have more progress and a tangible solution!
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I completely agree! I think it is deeply worrying that countries such as Italy and Hungary refuse to take refugees. I think they should face sanctions from the EU. I also feel that the EU could be doing more to support those countries that are leading by example, such as Spain. Under new Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, Spain has taken action where Italy under Interior Minister Salvini refuses to do so. I feel that they should be fully supported in solidarity by the EU and the other member states, either financially but also politically. Sanchez’s government has shown that there is a way to confront challenges in a humane and pragmatic way. We should always have European values at the forefront of everything we do. Spain leads by example.

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