Solidarity, common vision and responsibility should guide the EU common approach to migration
The European Association for Local Democracy (ALDA) invites national and local governments, as well as all European institutions to reaffirm solidarity and a shared responsibility towards immigrants and refugees.
The topic of immigrants and shared quotas, should not divide EU Member States but should be discussed together in order to put in place a common EU migration policy.
Oriano Otočan, ALDA President, stated: “All European countries agreed in joining a project of peace, stability and solidarity, by overwhelming national and local divisions, in order to create a common space of rule of law, human rights, and democracy. That is the spirit that should keep driving us now”
A commonly agreed migration policy, based on the EU values of solidarity, unity, and responsibility, means also a stronger credibility of the Union, especially in the Neighbourhood, where several transformations occurred in the last years. The European Union and its Member States may not elude their engagement in the Neighbouring countries, notably in Ukraine, Syria, Libya and Maghreb.