Motion for a resolution on the need for radical solutions to the migrant crisis – B8-2015-0887

The European Parliament,

–       having regard to Rule 133 of its Rules of Procedure,

A.     whereas, in the reliably informed opinion of Fabrice Leggeri, Director of Frontex, who was being interviewed by a well-known French newspaper, The migration crisis is likely to continue for years;

B.      whereas he also observed that ‘the political situation in the Middle East and the absence of development prospects in Africa are structural problems that are likely to persist and possibly worsen , and that, contrary to the solutions proposed to date, the situation requires a different response from Europe’;

C.     whereas the registration and screening of potential asylum seekers in ‘hot spots’ situated in Greece and Italy is not a solution, since it consistently forces the two frontline states most affected by this unprecedented migratory influx to bear the brunt of dealing with massive waves of genuine and self-styled refugees and people in desperate need;

1.      Calls on the Commission to set aside unrealistic projects and focus on the two essential tasks: (1) closing and securing borders and (2) organising intervention (directly and/or to assist the governments of certain countries) to bring about a return to normal in the crisis- and conflict-stricken areas from which the illegal migrants are fleeing.