Italy demands European action to tackle migrant crisis

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Thursday's deadly boat disaster off Lampedusa has renewed pressure from Italy for more help from the European Union to combat the longstanding migrant crisis in the Mediterranean.

In Italy's parliament, Interior Minister Angelino Alfano said that this was a challenge facing the EU as a whole and not just Italy, arguing that Europe's identity is at stake.