Should Europe open its borders or shore them up?

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Refugees on the deck of the "Hessen" in the Mediterranean sea, 130 nautical miles off the Italian island of Lampedusa, 08 May 2015. In their first deployment in the Mediterranean sea, Bundeswehr Marines with two ships rescued around 430 shipwrecked refugees. According to Joint Operations Command, the frigate 'Hessen' took around 250 people on board in international waters, including 30 women and 5 children. The refugees had been travelling in a wooden boat, which risked sinking 50 kilometers off the Libyan coast.

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Rescued migrants sleep after being plucked from a boat off the coast of Italy in summer 2014.
OXFORD, 11 May 2015 (IRIN) - This week promises to be an important one for Europe’s response to the migration crisis in the Mediterranean, where more than 1,800 migrants have lost their lives since the beginning of the year.

Today, EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini will ask the UN Security Council to pass a resolution, drafted by Britain and supported by France, Italy and Spain, which would...


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