MEP Alfred Sant told a meeting of Socialists and Democrats in Brussels that the humanitarian problem with the crossing of illegal immigrants from Africa to Europe we have been facing for the last years has now developed into a security problem.
Dr. Sant emphasised that in the current circumstances all boats should be blocked from leaving the Libyan coast.
“This is not only a humanitarian problem. This has become a security problem,” The Maltese Head of Delegation at the S&D emphasised during a debate on the recent tragic events in the Mediterranean at the S&D in Brussels.
“This tragic death of 900 human beings has shocked all Europe. Following these tragic events in the Mediterranean, Europe cant keep banking on the hope that a solution to this problem will be made after an agreement is reached between the various parts in Libya. We must make sure that all boats wont be able to leave the Libyan coast.” Said Dr. Sant.