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Procedure : 2008/0035(COD)
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PV 23/03/2009 - 15
CRE 23/03/2009 - 15

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PV 24/03/2009 - 4.13
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Tuesday, 24 March 2009 - Strasbourg OJ edition

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- Report: Maria Martens (A6-0079/2009 )

  John Attard-Montalto (PSE ), in writing . − One of the most difficult challenges facing the European Union is that of illegal or irregular immigration. I have always believed that solutions can only be proposed if both sides see each other as partners. Concentrating on the plight of migrants traversing the Mediterranean, Europe and the North African States (Maghreb) have to work in unity. Malta since the 1970's has continuously campaigned for this approach, but at the time the majority of European Leaders did not have the necessary foresight. Now that we are facing an exodus of biblical proportions Europe has suddenly been startled into reality.

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