European asylum strategy

Contribution to the debate by MEPs Ska Keller, Judith Sargentini and Jean Lambert

European citizens are demonstrating an unprecedented level of solidarity with refugees.  They show that compassion and protecting those in need must remain at the heart of European action. On the other hand, most European governments are displaying an embarrassing lack of solidarity, insufficient coordination and incoherent action. The refugee crisis is a solidarity crisis. It is caused by the unwillingness of European Member States to share responsibility.

Member States must to act in solidarity! The refugee crisis is a huge challenge for Europe. The EU can only address it in an efficient way if Member States stand together firmly, based on the principle of solidarity and responsibility sharing.