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As the EU Commission is about to pass a package of measures the Mediterranean countries can use to manage migration flows emergencies, the Scalabrinian Missionaries, though noticing a first positive sign, cannot fully agree with the announcement of the EU commission’s vice president and Foreign Minister Federica Mogherini’s statement that "faced with a dramatic emergency" Europe "seems to have finally become aware of the urgency” and lately "taken gigantic steps" toward a "global response" to the current challenges in the Mediterranean.Read More
"Another tragedy at sea, perhaps the most serious, for hundreds of migrants, their families and for all of us! It is difficult to join the countless statements issued in these hours by personalities from national and international organizations which have the responsibility to intervene and ensure safety of those fleeing from war and violence. These deaths are, in fact, the result of international wrong policies and until the economic and political problems throughout Africa are not addressed we will continue to see these tragedies and we will be scandalized when they happen. " This is the commentary by fr. Gianni Borin, cs, superior of the Scalabrinian European and African Region who, focusing on the causes of such events, adds: “The noise of ”hindsight” seems like it wants to silence the cry of an announced tragedy; it is a dead end of side interests, of populist statements, of a global and economic severe imbalance that still does not disturb the consciences of the rich. "Read More