Our President François Decoster asked the Czech government, on the eve of assuming the rotating presidency, for support for Eduardo de Castro – the President of Melilla, one of the two autonomous cities of Spain located in North Africa – and the people of Melilla in the face of the recent tragedy and constant migratory pressure on the southern border of the EU, as it was on June 24th that more than 20 people were killed as about 2,000 people, mostly from sub-Sahara Africa, attempted to cross into one of the EU’s two land borders with Africa.
Watch François Decoster’s full intervention during the European Committee of the Regions plenary:
Decoster also said:
The tragedy of Melilla on 24 June reminds us that it is indispensable to aid all cities and regions of Europe, no matter where these are situated, to deal with the migrations that often are human dramas. No Mayor should be left alone nor behind in facing these situations
His message of support – in Spanish – can be watched here: