Migrants: European parliament commemorates 2013 shipwreck

In Strasbourg mayor Nicolini, Melone and Credendino

30 September, 20:30

    An interreligious commemoration of the 2013 Lampedusa shipwreck An interreligious commemoration of the 2013 Lampedusa shipwreck

     BRUSSELS - The European Parliament doesn't want to forget the tragedy on October 3, 2013, that caused the death of 366 people off the coast of Lampedusa. The delegation of European MPs that is part of the parliamentary assembly of the Union for the Mediterranean has thus invited on October 5 to Strasbourg the mayor of Lampedusa, Giusi Nicolini, and the general commander of the Italian coast guard, Admiral Vincenzo Melone.

    Admiral Enrico Credendino, commander of operation Sophia of the European Union in the Mediterranean, will join them in the debate with lawmakers from the delegation.

    The gathering will be chaired by the president of the European Parliament, Martin Schulz, who will ''pay homage to efforts of Italian authorities'' and will ''discuss in which way the EU can better help communities that are on the frontlines of the management of the migration crisis'', the spokesman said. 

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