“The borders of all the Member States are borders of the European Union. Therefore, Frontex, and also the Navies of the member countries, have to ensure the territorial integrity of the borders and also prevent thousands of people from losing their lives. “. This is how the president of the PP, Pablo Casado, has demanded that the ships of the Spanish army prevent the arrival in Spain of boats with migrants on board. A demand that Vox already raised a few months ago and that received a response from the Navy itself, which recalled that its obligation is to help these people, not to block their transit.
Morocco provokes a crisis with Spain using its population to destabilize the Ceuta border
Married visited Cyprus this Friday, where he was received by the Prime Minister, Nikos Anastasiadis. In a later statement, the PP leader has highlighted as one of the “common interests” of both countries, which has been added by Greece, where he was on Thursday, “is immigration policy.” “In the case of Cyprus and Spain, these migratory waves have meant that we have always defended ourselves, and that we have argued that it is a common EU policy.
The leader of the PP has maintained that “Spain has a great experience of a great migratory pressure” and that when the PP has been in the Government “these flows have been able to stop with a dual policy”, based on the “firmness in the defense of the borders, with material and personal means, and in collaboration with Frontex “and” cooperation “with the countries of origin.
Married recalled the crisis with Morocco last spring, when the North African country prompted thousands of people to jump over the border, many of them minors, which caused an explosive situation both in the city and in the coalition government.
“Immigration is used to destabilize national sovereignty,” said Casado, after giving an example of the current situation on the border between Belarus and Poland. The leader of the PP has said that “Ceuta and Melilla are the only cities of an EU State in Africa” and has indicated that that wave of May had “political motivations”.
Casado has assured that he hopes that the quotas for the distribution of refugees, as well as the common migration policy, will be debated in the next European Council. “It is a European policy, the borders of all the member states are borders of the Union”, he said, adding: “Therefore, Frontex and also the navies of the member countries have to ensure the territorial integrity of the borders , and also prevent thousands of people from losing their lives, often exploited by mafias and by the misery of their countries and war conflicts. ” “For this reason, firmness on our borders must be accompanied by European solidarity in the countries of origin”, he concluded.
The idea that the Navy exerts a kind of blockade on the Atlantic and Mediterranean routes was already proposed by Vox. Santiago Abascal’s party received the overwhelming response from Admiral Teodoro López Calderón, Chief of the Navy: “If any Spanish warship encounters a dinghy in a situation where the lives of those in it are in danger, their obligation of all kinds, legal, moral, etc., is to rescue them, and that’s what would be done. ”