""This standoff shows how Europe has lost its moral compass in the Mediterranean""
Head of MSF Emergency Desk
""People have continued to come and die in this tense kind of limbo where the EU itself cannot reach a united policy""
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""When we put our foot on the pedal, we go all the way""
Russian national coach
""All the hard work of actually negotiating the details, all of that has been pushed until later""
International Crisis Group
""It is the mark of great people to treat trifles as trifles and important matters as important.""
""What is amazing is that whatever issues they are having at home, whatever is missing from their lives or causes them pain, our school is theirs""
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"#MSF is concerned that again politics are being placed above people’s lives. The priority must be the importance of the well being & safety of the people on board."
French international medical assistance NGO
""The ocean is a horrible, horrible place for anything manmade. The engineering has been a challenge.""
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