I support the statement of the Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe to the fullest and hope that it reaches out to our policy makers!
„We cannot tolerate this situation. European countries have to change approach and hold true to the values of solidarity and tolerance they have committed themselves to when they joined the Council of Europe. They have to understand that the situation of those trying to reach Europe today is not different from that of our fathers and mothers who, not long ago, were fleeing wars, persecution, torture or poverty. They have to design more humane policies which improve reception conditions, facilitate safe passage and access to asylum, and foster effective integration into the host societies.“