Hirunews Logo
Italy+at+war+with+smugglers
Thursday, 23 April 2015 - 7:20
Italy at war with smugglers
23

Shares
2,877

Views
Italy says it is "at war" with migrant traffickers, and has urged the EU to take robust action to stop more people dying in the Mediterranean.

Prime Minister Matteo Renzi made the comment ahead of an EU summit today to discuss the crisis.

Italy's Defence Minister Roberta Pinotti said that the EU should consider military intervention.

More than 800 people drowned off Libya's coast on Sunday, bringing the number of deaths this year to 1,750.

The International Organisation for Migration says there have been 30 times as many deaths so far in 2015 as in the same period last year and the figure could rise to 30,000.
Make a Comment
Make a Comment

DOWNLOAD HIRUNEWS APP ON ANDROID & APPLE
Petroleum strike further continues
Tuesday, 25 July 2017 - 21:15
The Distribution of fuel has been negatively impacted, due to the ongoing strike which was launched at midnight, protesting against three issues including... Read More
News Image
Hiru News Programme Segments
316 Views
7,867 Views
4,429 Views
1,581 Views
1,374 Views
2,363 Views
Top