In a telephone conversation the Greek President, Prokopis Pavlopoulos and Italian President Sergio Mattarella, have agreed on the need for Europe to significantly reinforce its role in the management of the immigration issue. To prevent the risk of other tragedies, as occurred Sunday last. Pavlopolous wanted to express the solidarity of the Hellenic Republic to Italy for the tragedy that had taken place in the Strait of Sicily.
Meeting then the Presidents of the 28 Eu countries, Mattarella explained tothat in face of the crisis that Europe is experiencing, we must have confidence in the spaces to increase the rate of democracy in the EU.” The head of state underlined that Europe “cannot turn a blind eye to the evidence of hundreds and thousands of refugees fleeing from their homes to escape death.”
“I am referring to the total lack of initiatives taken so far by the international community, he said. We need an extraordinary humanitarian initiative in place, that involves not only the EU, but international organisations and UN agenzie in order to address the emergencies from the countries of origin.