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Tuesday, 13 November 2018 - Strasbourg Revised edition

EU Member States support for the UN Global compact for migration (debate)
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  Christos Stylianides, Member of the Commission. – Mr President, this has really been a very useful exchange, and I thank my dear colleagues for their interventions. But I take this opportunity to say something very concrete: from this debate I conclude that we all share a common interest in finding common solutions to global challenges such as migration, and the Global Compact is the definition of a common solution, because it is a global response; it is a global solution. I think the Global Compact will definitely help us to manage human mobility in a much more orderly and effective way. And in particular for Europe – because for us, as Europeans, the problem of migration is so important, because all neighbours around us want to come to Europe. So this is the best way; this is the best instrument to deal with mobility and to have a sort of good argument to advocate for a global solution. This is my strong conviction.

I close by signalling once again my appreciation of the European Parliament’s role in keeping this important issue on the agenda. I think it is not necessary to repeat my arguments from my first intervention.

 
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