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Ursula von der Leyen and PM Giorgia Meloni tour migrant centre on Italian island of Lampedusa
Meloni has pledged tougher measures and is calling for a naval blockade of North Africa.
EU Chief Ursula von der Leyen to visit Italian island struggling with migrant arrivals
Italian Deputy prime minister Matteo Salvini called the migrant arrivals an “act of war”.
41 migrants feared dead after Mediterranean shipwreck
The Red Cross said the conditions of the four survivors, being cared for on Lampedusa, were good.
41 migrants missing and feared dead after Mediterranean shipwreck last week
The shipwreck is one of several deadly incidents reported in recent days after a period of bad weather.
More than 40 people missing after Italy migrant boat shipwreck
The shipwreck took place on Thursday and at least one newborn baby is among those missing.
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450 migrants stranded at sea as Italy and Malta argue over who should take them
The migrants had initially set sail from Libya in a single wooden vessel.
Opinion: An EU coastguard for the Mediterranean could save lives and national budgets
There is a tragedy unfolding in the Mediterranean – and it’s not just the responsibility of southern European states.
Italy denounced for hosing down migrants in cold water
A video showed male migrants stripped and hosed down in an effort to treat scabies.
Column: Europe needs a new approach to illegal immigration
Restoring fiscal health to the eurozone remains a serious challenge, but the EU must nevertheless find a solution to its illegal immigration crisis to prevent further tragedies, writes David Moloney.
EU demands extra search patrols as 300 feared dead in Italy migrant boat tragedy
The EU Home Affairs Commissioner is due to visit the site of the Lampedusa disaster tomorrow with Josee Manuel Barroso.
Column: What's more important – borders or people?
Hundreds are feared dead after a ship carrying asylum-seekers sank in the Mediterranean – yet many Europeans, who have endured histories of emigration, have simply hardened their hearts to the tragedy, writes Fr Bobby Gilmore.
Divers hope to resume search off Italy amid fears death toll could reach 300
Rough seas have hampered the body recovery effort off Lampedusa where a boat carrying hundreds of migrants from Africa sank on Thursday.
Three hundred people now feared dead after migrant boat disaster
Rescuers and local fishermen were overcome with emotion as they spoke of chaotic early morning scenes in the water off the Italian island of Lampedusa.
Doctors ‘run out of coffins’ on tragic Italian island
More than 130 people drowned in the horrific tragedy as doctors say they have run out of coffins.
At least 82 asylum-seekers dead after boat capsizes off Italian island
The local mayor of Lampedusa said 82 bodies had been recovered by emergency workers, including those of two children and several women.
Migrants who fled Libya found dead on boat travelling to Italy
Twenty five bodies – all young men – have been found dead in the hold of a boat crossing the Mediterranean.
Over 400 migrants fleeing Libyan unrest rescued off Italian coast
Panicked migrants began falling and jumping into the sea after their boat was pushed against rocks off a small Italian island.
Call for Italian government to improve conditions for Libyan refugees
Thousands of migrants have arrived on the small island of Lampedusa, where they face conditions that one agency describes as “wholly inadequate”.
Boat carrying migrants sinks near Italian island of Lampedusa
200 people were on board the ship – the Italian Coast Guard says it has rescued 48 people but many are feared dead.