Hungarian Member of the European Parliament and Vice President of the EPP-group (European People’s Party), Kinga Gál, calls for a quick adoption of AMBER Alert Europe’s 5 point plan. Ms. Gál is one of the co-signatories of the most successful Written Declaration since 2011 to improve cross border cooperation to find missing children.
“Investigation usually stops at the national borders. However, quick international reaction, especially in the area of national borders is essential, because effective cooperation and joint action among border protection, investigating and local authorities makes it possible to find the kidnapped children and to save the children’s lives. For this, the quickest possible realisation of the recommendations is a must,” Kinga Gál emphasises.
Almost 500 MEPs signed the written declaration on improving emergency cooperation in finding and recovering endangered missing children and improving the child abduction alert mechanisms on an international level. Kinga Gál emphasised that “this declaration helps use the opportunities that the EU offers regarding international protection of minors, to find lost or kidnapped children, and thus, save lives. These are exactly the types of actions with which we can bring the EU closer to the citizens because they can see and experience the benefits of European cooperation in their everyday lives.”