I talked to NDR about the rescue of over 600 people by Ocean Viking and the situation of sea rescue in general. You can listen to the seven-minute conversation listen here.
In the moma duell, I explained to Thorsten Frei, the parliamentary director of the CDU/CSU parliamentary group, why we cannot abolish the individual right to asylum. I consider this proposal to be unworkable and a confunctur program for right-wing extremists. You can find the eleven-minute argument here.
In an interview with Die Welt, I spoke about the so-called pact with Tunisia. This is about the terrible conditions in Tunisia, which simply abandons refugees in the desert. Cooperation with Tunisia only makes sense if Tunisia also adheres to human rights and we make migration agreements that include safe escape routes and work visas. Instead of working on such solutions, conferences are held to simulate that there are other easy answers. You can watch the entire five-minute interview here.
I spoke to Table Media about the reform towards a common European asylum system. I advocate proceeding step by step and solving concrete problems with individual changes. Otherwise, we risk undermining the Geneva Convention on Refugees. You can read the whole interview here.
I had an honest conversation with the taz about the approval of the German government of the Council position on the CEAS – which I reject – and with which the Greens have lost a lot of credibility. But also about the fact that we have to fight for merhehiten for a humane asylum policy and can not do it with a divided party. You can read the whole conversation read here.
I have criticized the agreement of the Interior Ministers in the Council on the Common European Asylum System. The bottom line is that it is not really clear what will be improved. Overall, it looks as if the Council is primarily trying to simulate the ability to act instead of really improving anything. You can find the entire conversation here.
On Morgenmagazin, I criticized the proposal on border procedures. Our goal must be to create better standards at the external borders, not worse ones. You can find the four-minute interview here.
At Interview with WDR 5 I made it clear that we should focus on sea rescue and a solidarity-based distribution of refugees in Europe instead of always demanding higher penalties for smugglers.
T-Online has me on the federal-state refugee summit. asked for an assessment. I have made it clear that foreclosure and deportation rhetoric will not solve the problems and that we need pragmatic solutions instead.