Foreign Minister Emma Bonino has thanked the Slovenian Government for its decision to send a ship to help in the “Mare Nostrum” operation. “I greatly appreciate this very concrete solidarity from Slovenia. It sends out an important signal on the road to the fullest possible involvement of European countries to address migration flows from the southern Mediterranean”, she commented.
“I hope to find an equally collaborative approach in the European Union, not least in light of the humanitarian aspect we intend to impart to the mission to prevent any repetition of tragedies like the one near Lampedusa. The challenge requires a strong EU commitment