EU chief Ursula von der Leyen will visit the Italian island Lampedusa this weekend after 8,500 migrants arrived by boat in three days, an EU official announced on Saturday.
The President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, will travel this weekend with Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni to the island of Lampedusa, where thousands of migrants have arrived this week, an EU official announced on Saturday.
Meloni appealed to Brussels for help after some 8,500 people arrived by boat on this small Italian island in the Mediterranean, 145 kilometres off the coast of Tunisia, in three days this week.
Giorgia Meloni said Europe needed a “paradigm change” in its approach to the issue after more than 6,000 migrants arrived on a tiny Italian island over a 24-hour period.
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