Immigration: EU must share in Italy's efforts,says Mogherini

'Italy committed to saving lives'

06 May, 15:50

    (ANSAmed) - VIENNA, MAY 6 - Europe must shoulder part of the burden of rescuing migrants at sea, Italian Foreign Minister Federica Mogherini told ANSA on Tuesday.

    Italy is making ''significant efforts in terms of lives saved, of migrants taken in, and in financial terms'' to avert another tragedy such as the mass drowning off Lampedusa island last year.

    After that disaster, policy in Italy and in Europe changed from rejecting migrants to saving their lives.

    ''But our European partners who share this priority must also share in our efforts'', the minister said in Vienna, where she is attending Council of Europe talks on clandestine migration, among other issues. (ANSAmed).

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