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Italian integration minister calls for humanity twd migrants

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Brussels, October 17 - Italian Integration Minister
Cecile Kyenge told journalists before a meeting with the
European Commissioner for Home Affairs in Brussels that the EU
external border agency FRONTEX needs to show more humanity
toward migrants.
“Reinforce FRONTEX, but also go toward humanitarianism. That
is what Italy has begun to do and asks from Europe - to look for
a change in FRONTEX’s approach,” Kyenge said before her meeting
with the Swedish EU commissioner Cecile Malmstrom.
Kyenge also called for looking at a disastrous shipwreck
near the southern Italian island of Lampedusa, in which 364
migrants - mostly Somalis and Eritreans - lost their lives “not
only as a tragedy but also as an opportunity for changing our
vision”.
On Tuesday, ANSA reported a rift in the European Council in
talks underway for guidelines concerning maritime surveillance
in FRONTEX operations on the matter of rescue operations and
landings.
According to an October 10 document, a copy of which ANSA
is in possession of, Italy, Cyprus, France, Greece, Malta and
Spain ask that the matter remain in the boundaries of
''international conventions'' and that new elements are not
brought in containing ''inflexible aspects that do not add any
value''.

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