Migrant crisis to be tackled at EU summit, says Letta
Italy doing part, but problem is 'European drama'09 October, 12:47
"We have requested that the issue of immigration, which was not on the agenda, be discussed at the next European Council on October 24 and 25 and we received the support of European Commission President Josè Manuel Barroso," Letta said during a visit to the Sicilian island with Barroso. "Italy will do its part, but this is a European drama. A watershed is needed in favour of the interests of all the countries involved. "There will be a battle to make Europe's attention turn concretely to this issue. 2014 will be the year of the turning point," added Letta, who thanked Barroso for coming to "see the drama in person".