NEW Shipwreck of migrants in Lampedusa:
Lieu: European Parliament Brussels
End production: 03/10/2013 First transmission: 03/10/2013
statement by Martin SCHULZ, EP President
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||SOUNDBITE Maritn SCHULZ, EP President (in French): "This is a disaster. The distribution of responsibilities is necessary.
We can't leave only one or two countries alone with the problem.
This is a European problem and I call again all members of the European Union to be responsible for this tragedy of refugees.
And I do not accept at all that there are members states who say "we have no place" .
Syria, for example, lives a drama which is especially a problem for Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey.
They are much poorer than the EU Member States countries.
It is a moral responsibility of the Union and all Member States