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The mayors’ manifesto on migration: an appeal to European cities

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Letter. Europe is shipwrecked when it makes no distinction between the victims of conflict and their killers. European cities shall continue to work together, to fight against the involution of the founding principles of the EU and to bring the European project afloat once more.

written by Ada Colau

Topic Refugees

Also filed under commentary


February 11, 2019

The Mediterranean Sea has been the common home of ancient civilizations for which cultural exchange has meant progress and prosperity. Today, it has become a mass grave for thousands of young people who meet their deaths because of the absence of legal and safe channels of entry.

The cities—places where men and women of very different origins live together, and where migrants and asylum seekers find refuge—are shocked by the European states’ attitudes toward the rights of people trying to cross the Mediterranean.

We believe the goal of escaping violence, lack of opportunity, or lack of democratic freedoms is a legitimate one, and we believe the solution is peace and democracy—while, at the same time, we believe........

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