The prime minister of Italy, Matteo Renzi, announced that the country would recover the bodies of migrants from a boat sunk this April in the Mediterranean to remind EU of the Mediterranean migrant tragedy.
With the recent increase in the number of migrants dying in their attempt to cross the Mediterranean, calls have been made for countries to let more migrants in and reduce the pressure on frontline states including Italy. However, after the European Commission brought out the plan for quotas to spread Mediterranean refugees around Europe, 10 out of 28 EU nations said they opposed the idea.
But ‘Europe cannot just say ‘out of sight, out of mind’’ announced Matteo Renzi, ‘the world has to see what happened. I want those who are being cunning and pretending not to see, to stop’.