Currently Europe has no policy and states decide according to their interests. Many governments manipulate the issue of migration for electoral purposes. This creates a chaotic situation, encourages illegal trafficking and suicidal travel in the Mediterranean. When Icmica Pax Romana has the opportunity to speak, what position should be taken? For example:

– show the terrible conditions of crossing the Mediterranean, to provoke a reaction. This is the most common method, but the episode of Aylan, the little Syrian boy found dead on a beach in 2015, showed that playing on emotion has no long-term effect.

– show that migrants are able to integrate and contribute to the development of the host country, as proposed by journalist Jocopo Storni at the European meeting in Naples. But many governments refuse to talk about it, because it would create supposedly a call for other migrants to come.

What is your opinion?