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Europe Considers More Border Patrols to Prevent Refugee Tragedies

European Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso said during a visit to Lampedusa on Wednesday that Europe "cannot turn away" following the refugee shipwreck tragedy off the Italian island last week.

"Together we can respond in a more adequate way. Europe cannot turn away," Mr Barroso said at a press conference. "This tragedy today shows that it is indispensable to step up our efforts."

The pledge came as the Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta said Italy would  hold a state funeral for the victims.

Source: AFP. Read full article. (link)

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