Italy PM says Europe ‘cannot just get emotional’ about migrants

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said on Thursday Europe could not just limit itself to an emotional reaction to pictures of asylum-seekers dying, but had to act.

“Europe cannot just get emotional,” Renzi said in a press conference with Maltese counterpart Joseph Muscat, after a photograph of a toddler’s lifeless body washed ashore on a Turkish beach shocked the continent.

“Faced with these images which tear and move the hearts of every father, we must be aware that we need a global strategy and Europe cannot lose face”, he said.

h/t Dr. J