Plenary Speech: What happens in the Mediterranean right now is a scandal!
Do you remember Lampedusa? In the last couple of days, hundreds of lives have been lost once again in the Mediterranean. Meanwhile, rescue boats are forced to stay ashore because EU states are trying to bring those court who save lives. It is shocking that in this situation the European Heads of States met in Brussels last weekend and agreed to criminalize refugees and human rights activists even more! Here is my speech on the conclusions of the EU-summit in plenary today.