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Delo - Slovenia | Monday, October 7, 2013

A crime against humanity

Europe's refugee policy alone is to blame for the Lampedusa tragedy, the left-liberal daily Delo writes: "The EU has brutally tightened controls on its southern borders and begun to deliberately ignore people drowning in the Mediterranean. In countries like Italy laws were passed that made it a crime to save a refugee. ... Brussels adopted the Dublin II agreement and elegantly extricated itself from responsibility: according to the agreement's provisions all refugees without the correct documents must be returned to the country where they entered the EU. In most cases that's Greece, Spain, Italy and Malta. ... The Lampedusa tragedy is the logical consequence of a European refugees policy that matches the definition of a crime against humanity. Europe has drowned 350 unlucky souls."

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