GUE/NGL MEPs have urged EU foreign ministers not to approve sending EU troops to the Central African Republic.

Spanish MEP Willy Meyer said: “Deploying EU forces to the Central African Republic will do nothing to stabilise the situation in the country. Our Group rejects all forms of intervention and we call for a political solution to the conflict.”

German MEP Sabine Lösing commented: “Time and time again we see the same pattern of western military intervention. Military action is carried out in the name of humanitarian intervention but in fact it is part of a global strategy to secure and control mineral wealth in the region. We should be focusing on tackling the soaring levels of poverty and inequality in the country.”

GUE/NGL Press Contacts:
Emily Macintosh +32 470 85 05 08
David Lundy: +32 470 85 05 09
Gay Kavanagh +32 473 84 23 20
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