A l`attention de

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A l`attention de
Emmaüs International
Contact Emmaus Europe:
First name, surname + Phone number
Montreuil, 19 June 2008
PRESS RELEASE
By adopting the outrageous directive on immigration and asylum the
European Parliament has confirmed that the European Union’s humanist
tradition has once again taken a step backwards. Is the only response to the
causes of migratory phenomena (poverty, conflicts, violence, etc.) that
Europe can come up with to close off its borders and deny fundamental
rights? This is an extremely bad sign in a context of food riots, overloaded
small crafts making the perilous and often fatal journey across the
Mediterranean, and limitations on official development assistance.
The gap between the international and European institutions and the peoples
who aspire to freedom and who are fighting for their survival is getting ever
wider.
As for the Emmaus groups throughout the world they, as they reaffirmed at
their World Assembly in Sarajevo, will continue to practise the principle of
unconditional shelter and to defend free movement of persons.
Jean ROUSSEAU
Julio DE LA GRANJA
President of Emmaus
President of Emmaus
International
Europe

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