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Tuesday, 15 January 2019 - Strasbourg Revised edition

Reform of the EU asylum and migration policy in light of the continued humanitarian crisis in the Mediterranean and Africa (debate)

  Jussi Halla-aho (ECR). – Madam President, after many years of debate and work we are still not close to a solution to the migration crisis. The reason is that the approach of the Commission and this Parliament has been unrealistic. The left and the centre say that Europeans demand solutions. That is true, but Europeans do not want bad solutions. The common European asylum system is centred on ideas like solidarity, management and burden-sharing. What most Europeans actually want is not just managed immigration but less immigration, because massive third world immigration is damaging to our societies. Reducing immigration must be the cornerstone of any European solution. This is already understood in many Member States. I hope the next European Parliament has the will to deliver what Europeans need and want.

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