Plenary Speech on Restoring Schengen: We need to overcome borders once again!
Strasbourg, 12 May 2016
Plenary speech on the Council and Commission statements on 'Restoring a fully
functioning Schengen system':
The debate about Schengen is a debate about the future of Europe. We have to understand that closed borders and fences are not a solution for Europe's problem. Instead, our internal borders are turning into a deadly barrier: Slovak border guards shoot at refugees and a boat with refugees sank between Denmark and Sweden only yesterday. Internal borders increase the suffering and the death toll. We need to overcome these borders once again. And we have to do so today, rather than tomorrow.
You can watch Ska's full speech above or on YouTube.