In light of the extreme humanitarian situation in the Mediterranean, characterised by a disrespect for EU principles and values, and its worsening in recent weeks, the Workers' Group considers that
- Solidarity is NOT and will never be a crime
- Saving lives is the paramount human obligation both morally and from the point of view of international law
- Humanitarian action and selfless activity of civil society must never be criminalised
- Immigration should not be used as a political instrument
The Workers' Group reaffirms its full support for and solidarity with all those organisations, men and women who act to save lives.