Tuesday, May 10, 2011

The Communist Party of Malta deplores the international migration policy.

The Communist Party of Malta condemns the strategy of the Government of Malta, the European Union, and NATO, as they are playing a political game in the current situation of migration, and are abdicating from their responsibility to save lives of those migrants who are in distress at sea.

The Party believes that we should be more realistic and accept the phenomenon of migration. We should give migrants all assistance and support. The solution is not to evade from responsibility, but to accept that migration is now part of our lives and that the population should accept this fact. We also note that the role of NATO in Libya is of an imperialistic nature and does not give value to human lives.

The Communist Party of Malta condemns the European Union countries that are fleeing from their responsibility towards human life, by failing to give assistance to migrants fleeing from Libya. Foreign people who were not African were given all assistance to evacuate from Libya, whilst African nationalities were not given such assistance.

”It is ironic how these EU countries point their fingers at other countries for disrespecting human lives, when such blatant violation is the order of the day by these same countries, in the face of migration. It appears that EU wants to remain passive on this issue, while migrants continue to loose their lives at sea”.

It’s good to remember that the European Union concept of Frontex violated the right for a migrant to seek asylum in another country. We also note that Malta’s position against Frontex was not on humanitarian basis, but on political grounds, which classified migrants as numbers.

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