Rights and freedoms
Cage islands and the municipalities facing the fortress Europe projec
The intensification of migratory flows to the European continent through the Mediterranean has met with deterrence and containment policies on the part of the EU. This process has created so-called “Prison Islands”, in addition to serious violations of human rights and international law at sea. Lampedusa, Lesbos and San Cristóbal de La Laguna are three of the municipalities directly affected by the policies of their own states and the EU, the result of which couldn't be more dramatic. Representatives from each municipality talk about how they have sought real support from other local governments to face the crisis and implement refuge policies.
Marc Serra, Councilor for Citizen Rights and Participation of Barcelona
Lara Lussón, journalist and activist in Lesbos
Antonello Antinori, spokesperson of the Lampedusa City Council
María José Roca, sixth Deputy Mayor of the San Cristóbal de La Laguna City Council, Tenerife
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