24. Europe's endemic migration crisis: where are we at and how do we get out of it?
In this edition of The Grassroots View we explore the continuing migration crisis in Europe. The recent stand-off between Italy and France, both refusing to allow the Ocean Viking to dock to transfer informal migrants it had rescued off the coast of Libya to land, has highlighted the issue. So where is European migration policy actually right now? What has become of the call, heard often since the big Syrian refugee crisis of 2015, for European solidarity? How can it come to this, that vulnerable migrants are caught in a legal no man’s land?
We’ll be exploring the issues and looking for answers with José Antonio Moreno Díaz, member of the European Economic and Social Committee’s Workers’ Group. With Louise Guillaumat, Deputy Operations Manager of SOS Méditerranée, the NGO that operates the Ocean Viking. And with Tomas Miglierina, Brussels-based correspondent for the Swiss Broadcasting Corporation, with specialist knowledge of migration.