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The death of migrants in the Mediterranean is a truly ‘European’ tragedy

Sigona, Nando (2013) The death of migrants in the Mediterranean is a truly ‘European’ tragedy. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (14 Oct 2013). Website.

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Over 300 migrants travelling from Libya to Italy died on 3 October when the boat they were travelling in caught fire and sank in the Mediterranean. Nando Sigona writes that efforts to prevent further disasters taking place must focus on the reasons why migrants choose to risk their lives by travelling to Europe. He argues that the EU has not taken on its fair share of asylum seekers in comparison to developing countries in Africa and the Middle East, and that opening up the asylum process should be a key priority.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
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Additional Information: © 2013 The Author(s)
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
J Political Science > JV Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration
Date Deposited: 04 Apr 2017 11:00
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2023 19:00

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