Mediterranean Hope: May 2015 newsletter

Mediterranean Hope: May 2015 newsletter

Border in movement, Europe unmoving

by Marta Bernardini and Francesco Piobbichi – The Juncker Plan on immigration was announced today, Wednesday 13 May, by the European Commission. The big debate in these days focuses on the issue of migrants as if a turning point has been reached at an international level. Read more

Europe: strong with the weak and weak with the strong

by Marta Bernardini and Francesco Piobbichi, Interview with Fulvio Vassallo Paleologo – Europe is proving to be strong with the weak and weak with the strong. It was unable to adopt a European policy on asylum and border control. There was a transfer from immigration policies to security policies, bypassing the European Parliament, so that only a few ministers gathered in Brussels decided on this issue. Read more

WikiLeaks releases classified EU documents: stop migrants with military intervention

by Stefania Maurizi – The organisation of Julian Assange has come into possession of classified documents relating to the European operation in Libya. The goal is to stop the exodus of migrants by destroying the boats used by smugglers, with interventions on land. It also includes broadening the operation to oil reserve. Read more

“For a Humanitarian Corridor to Avoid Death at Sea”

by Giacomo Russo Spena – FCEI and the Community of Sant’Egidio have launched a campaign to create a humanitarian corridor for immigrants: “That is a wise and proactive proposal”. The project would be funded by the 8 x mille (Eight per thousand of the income): “We propose to the Government a reception system free of cost. It would also be a model exportable to other countries.” Read more

Humanitarian corridors: The FCEI and Sant’Egidio’s delegation in Morocco

From May 20 to 27, a delegation from FCEI and the Community of Sant’Egidio has visited Morocco to present the proposal of opening a humanitarian corridor enabling vulnerable people to reach Italy in a safe way. Read more

Humanitarian corridors. Aquilante: “Satisfactory results. But political decisions are needed

At the end of the mission in Morocco of 20 to 27 May, the president of the Federation of Evangelical Churches in Italy (FCEI), Pastor Massimo Aquilante, reflects on the experience. Read More