Lampedusa is 'European tragedy' says Napolitano
Problem goes beyond human rights, says Italian president09 October, 12:17
He also said that the problem of waves of migrants arriving in Italy from North Africa went beyond human rights.
"In the south of the Mediterranean it is not just human rights that are being threatened by internal conflicts and oppressive regimes, but the right to life itself," Napolitano said during a visit to Poland.
"It is clear that the wave of refugees, including those of Lampedusa, is rightly being described as a European tragedy".