As the European Council prepares to meet this week, we need a plan that works for Europe’s role in dealing with the global refugee crisis. We need a real deal.
Europe’s abysmal handling of the global refugee crisis and the manageable number of people arriving at its borders looking for protection are about to go down in history as a stain on our collective conscience. European governments are failing refugees and the European Union is betraying the very principles upon which it was founded: freedom, equality, human rights and the rule of law. Instead of using the tools at its disposal to welcome its fair share of the global refugee population, Europe is increasingly looking to make deals that trap refugees in other countries. One such deal, the EU-Turkey Agreement, is flawed and it is painfully evident that stockpiling refugees on Greek islands does not work. As the European Council prepares to meet this week, we need a plan that works for refugees and for Europe. We need a real deal.The #euturkeydeal is failing refugees. #EUCO must make a plan that works #realdeal Click To Tweet