In my view it would be erroneous on the Commission and other European entities' behalf to disregard the so-called Malta Resolution, on grounds that it has been voted in by the members of the European Parliament representing the 450 million who, in turn, were directly elected to serve the European Union as a single unit. These representatives do have legitimacy and if the Commission and all other member states disregard such an issue, it means they are disregarding the will of the European nations.

On the other hand, I am not fully satisfied with the wording of this resolution because, in my opinion, the resolution should have also addressed the crux of the irregular migration's problem (that is, human trafficking, the fight against this horrendous crime and the tracking down of the huge amount of money involved). The European Union is showing, once again, after the incompetence shown in the Balkans crisis, to have poor (or no) muscle when it comes to take pragmatic action in defending its principles such as upholding the value of human life.

How many more human lives have to be lost at sea before action is taken.

If Malta is asking for assistance in order to deal with issues which are directly linked with the EU, and if such issue will not be given the attention it deserves, consequences might prove to be more costly (also in monetary terms) at a later stage to other EU nations which are currently marginally affected by such tragedy.

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