Estonian politician: Question not whether, but how Estonia should receive refugees

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The Chairman of the Constitutional Committee of the Riigikogu, the parliament of Estonia, Kalle Laanet, said at the International Migration Forum held in Tallinn today, that the question for Estonia should not be whether the country should receive refugees, but how it should be done, the Riigikogu’s press service reports.

“Today the issue is not whether Estonia should receive the refugees coming to South Europe with other European countries, but how we should do it,” Laanet said in the opening speech of the International Migration Forum held in Tallinn on Wednesday. “I am sure no one of us wants to think of what would have happened if the countries of Europe had turned their backs on those who left Estonia in the 1940s.”

Laanet believes it is important that Estonia join the efforts and share responsibility with other European countries in solving the Mediterranean refugee crisis. Estonia, Laanet insists, must not turn its back on those European countries who are having problems because of the mass of refugees.

“In this way we can make Europe more unified and also be sure that others will come to help us without hesitation if we need it,” he added.

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