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The City Council shows its firm rejection of politics that are bringing the EU and Turkey on refugees (09/05/2016)

Totana City Council wants to show its firm rejection of the policy being carried out on the EU and Turkey requires refugees and ensure legal and safe routes unconditionally today coinciding with the celebration of Europe Day.

To do this, a human, legal and responsible alternative, based on unconditional resettlement of refugees with a sufficient number of places and political will of the countries of the EU to the system respects human rights relocation is necessary.

In addition, compliance with international conventions and directives and European legislation on asylum and refuge is required;

and recalled that asylum seekers are entitled to individualized asylum procedures and with full guarantees.

It also warns that respect for human rights at borders and guarantee the protection of people, especially the children and the most vulnerable

One of every three people who are coming to Europe are lower, most of which are out of school.

Similarly, women suffer especially this crisis to be exposed to harassment, exploitation and sexual violence during the trip and also to reach Europe.

The Convention on the Rights of the Child is very clear regarding the special protection that must be minors or refugees seeking asylum.

The Mayor of Totana, Juan José Canovas, and retired last March the flag of the European Union full municipal hall as a symbolic gesture of protest against the treatment that the European institutions are giving Syrian refugees.

Eldia of Europaes a celebration that takes place cada9 of mayoen the European Union, in memory of the denominadaDeclaración Schuman, in which the French Foreign Minister Robert Schuman, took the first step towards the integration of European states by proposing that coal and steel deAlemania (then Federal Republic of Germany) yFrancia (and other countries to adhere) submit to a joint administration, promoting the creation of the first European Community: the delCarbón and steel, thus being the origin of the European actualUnión .



On 9 May is Europe Day.

The date commemorates the day when Robert Schuman, French Foreign Minister, read the Declaration that bears his name and laid part of the foundation of what is now the European Union five years after the end of World War II .

"World peace can not be safeguarded without creative efforts proportionate to the dangers which threaten it" or "Europe will not be made all at once or according to a set: it will be built through concrete achievements which first create real solidarity fact "are phrases that were read in this statement.

Almost 70 years later, we live in the worst crisis of displaced people since the Second World War.

This is a crisis of humanity and solidarity.


A succession of armed conflicts, wars and external interference that threaten to degenerate further if urgent measures are not taken.

It is the realization of a failed model of migration management and a shamefaced, far from its founding values ​​and citizenship which represents Europe.

Over 60 million people remain out of their homes in countries such as Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq, Palestine, Eritrea, Nigeria and Somalia to escape war, famine or sexual violence.

Fleeing conflicts caused by geostrategic and economic interests that promote the plundering of wealth and arms sales.

The Mediterranean Sea and Europe's borders remain mass graves in the thousands of people lose their lives: more than 4,000 in 2015, 400 last week.

We continue to live with incredible confusion loss of more than 10,000 children in the hands of trafficking networks and sexual abuse of hundreds of refugee women.

Meanwhile, European governments act in an immoral way.

The last and most infamous comes now with the agreement between the European Union and Turkey, already known how to deal embarrassment.

The agreement between the EU and Turkey approves the expulsion of people who come to Greece to Turkey, regardless of age, nationality, personal circumstances or the reasons forced them to flee their country.

The agreement is immoral and illegal, its practical application violates European and international standards, and poses a risk to the lives of many refugees.

Such is the case that the Spanish Commission for Refugee Aid own (CEAR) has decided to denounce the agreement EU-Turkey to the European Commission, the Council of Europe and the European Ombudsman for the violation of the rights of refugees.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Totana

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