Meine Plenarrede:Grenzschließungen bedeuten, dass man Leid und Tod akzeptiert (Engl)
The European Union must be firmly based on human rights. Bids towards Greece to close its borders for refugees are not compatible with EU and international law. It is simply not possible ito close the border without violating the Geneva Convention and without accepting that people drown in the Mediterranean. Let's be frank about it: If we deliberately allow refugees to die on our borders, the EU loses its reason to exist.