Time for action on the refugee crisis, says Juncker

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Extracts from the President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker’s speech as it was delivered at the European Parliament

Time for action

I really hope that this time everyone will be on board. No poems, no rhetoric, action is what is needed.

Fences are not the answer

We can build walls, we can build fences. But imagine for a second it were you, your child in your arms, the world you knew torn apart around you. There is no price you would not pay, there is no wall you would not climb, no sea you would not sail, no border you would not cross if it is war or the barbarism of the so-called Islamic State that you are fleeing.

Appeal against bigotry

Europe has made make the mistake in the past of distinguishing between Jews, Christians, Muslims. There is no religion, no belief, no philosophy when…

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