UNI Europa supports ETUC statement: MINISTERS PLAY GAMES WHILE PEOPLE DIE

Tuesday 15 September 2015

Commenting on the outcome of the Home Affairs Ministers Council on the refugee crisis, Bernadette Ségol, General Secretary of the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC), said “The failure to take the necessary decisions is a disgrace.”

“The little that has been agreed is grossly inadequate. The next time the Ministers meet the humanitarian crisis is likely to be considerably worse. They are playing political games while people are crying out for help, while people are dying.”

“The generous response of citizens and some authorities show that Europeans are compassionate towards the refugees. I cannot express in words what the failure of our so-called political leaders shows. I urge the European Commission not to give up pushing for an adequate response to this human tragedy.”

ETUC press release before the Council
https://www.etuc.org/press/eu-has-act-together-show-compassion-and-agree…

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