Petros Kokkalis MEP, Syriza, Greece NGL/GUE
The situation in Moria is dire, demanding a change in the way we think about migration. It is not “a crisis.” We have known about this situation for years. Furthermore, it is not a problem seeking “a solution.” This is a defining crisis about who we are, our beliefs and our values.
The real “problem” with migration is how we have chosen to deal with it.
We know that we should not separate families.
We know that Dublin is wrong,
We know that one rule does not fit all, and we need an individual assessment of each asylum application.
We know that unaccompanied children cannot be in a place like Moria, not for a day, not for a minute.
We know that Moria is not a Greek problem but a European challenge. So the only question worth answering is whether we are prepared to do something about it, at a European level, treating refugees as human beings. All else follows from there.