Today is the 9th may, the day of Europe. It is a day we should celebrate. Europe and its Union brought us peace and prosperity. But today celebrating is the last thing we can do. Instead we mourn. We mourn the thousands who died and the many still dying in the Mediterranean sea and on the European routes. Every day the dignity of Europe seems further away, given the complete blindness of governments in the face of this major humanitarian crisis. Every day we feel less and less proud to be Europeans when we see the lack of humanity in our leaders and governments, who have decided to try to subcontract the problem to the authoritarian Turkish government instead of taking their own responsibility.
But we refuse this situation. We do not accept the reinstatements of borders, that not only limit our chances as youngsters in Europe but more importantly challenges the Human rights on which our Union is built. We do not accept for the far right rhetoric to win over the whole political spectrum, and we will keep fighting for ideas of equality and solidarity among peoples.
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