Migrants, Meloni raises her voice with the EU: “Stop illegal trafficking”

Migrants, Meloni raises her voice with the EU: “Stop illegal trafficking”

Don’t settle for window dressing solutions to solve the historical phenomenon of migration, but intervene firmly to stop the illegal trafficking in human beings. On the day that the new secretary of the Democratic Party, Elly Schlein, calls for the resignation of the Minister of the Interior, Matteo Piantedosi, for the shipwreck off the coast of Crotone, also bringing to the fore the Ministry of Infrastructure Matteo Salvini and the Mef of Giancarlo Giorgetti, Giorgia Meloni urges Europe not to leave Italy alone in what she sees as a “civilization battle”. In the letter sent two days ago to the President of the European Council, Charles Michel, to the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, and to the Prime Minister of Sweden, the country that holds the EU Presidency, Ulf Kristersson, the Prime Minister reiterates the government’s line: the only way to face the issue of migratory flows is to bar departures.

In the two written pages, Meloni can only start from the tragedy that occurred last Sunday, in which dozens of people died. “It shocked us all – confesses the prime minister -. It is our duty, moral even before the political, to do everything to prevent misfortunes like these from happening again”. «It is a very difficult challenge», he admits, but precisely for this reason «we cannot give in to the temptation of being content with easy façade solutions, perhaps useful at a communicative level, but totally inadequate to resolve the issue». For the Prime Minister, it is not a question of finding instruments to cancel migration to Europe, “but of eradicating illegal trafficking in human beings, and ensuring that the phenomenon of migration is managed in compliance with rules and security, and with numbers that allow the effective integration of those who come to Europe with the legitimate aspiration of a better life».

For this reason, he stresses, it is essential to distinguish between the reception of refugees and the migration policies linked to those who, “understandably”, ask to come to Europe for economic reasons. “Confusing the two levels, as has often been done up until now, is to the detriment of the weakest and most in need of help. And it is not right”, attacks Meloni, calling for a single European policy for refugees. «Italy – concludes Meloni – is willing, starting from the next European Council, to make its contribution to all the common initiatives that go in this direction, to avoid that in the short term we find ourselves lamenting new tragedies. I hope she is not alone in this battle of civilizations.’

Source: IL Tempo