European Parliament
Charles Goerens - ALDE (Luxembourg)


August Coenders

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The European Border and Coast Guard

Instability in Northern Africa is putting the European Union under pressure of vast migratory streams, often referred to as a migration crisis. Unjustly so, however, since Europe is strong enough to deal with them and with the challenges that come with them. Rather, it is a crisis in the belief of common European citizens in a European solution to global challenges, making them want to retreat behind national lines and policies. It should be clear that this is not the right way forward because our respective nation states are not able to cope with this challenge on their own, and thus retreating behind nationalism to cope with the challenges of our time only reflects the functionality of such shallow and hollow ideas. Charles Goerens, MEP of ALDE in the European Parliament, therefore stro...