On the Europeanisation of Lampedusa and similar tragedies

Posted on Monday 14th October 2013

Dr Nando SigonaOver 300 migrants travelling from Libya to Italy died on 3 October when the boat they were travelling in caught fire and sank in the Mediterranean. In a piece for LSE EUROPP Blog, IRiS Nando Sigona argues that efforts to prevent further disasters taking place must focus on the reasons why migrants choose to risk their lives by travelling to Europe and that the Europeanization of Lampedusa is a strategic asset for the EU Commission at a time when the EU legitimacy is under unprecedented attack in many EU member states.


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