Europe’s boat people

by The Economist
April 25, 2015

The EU’s policy on maritime refugees has gone disastrously wrong. The European Union likes to boast that it is a force for good. But in the past ten days as many as 1,200 boat people have drowned in the waters of the Mediterranean. An unknown number were refugees from Syria, Eritrea and Somalia fleeing war or persecution. They perished in part because the EU’s policy on asylum is a moral and political failure.

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