Dear chair, dear Mr. Avramopoulos,
I want to focus on the human catastrophe on the Mediterranean, which is the deadliest boarder in the world meanwhile. The death rate in the Mediterranean is higher than ever before. One of the reasons for this is the blockade of the ports by the Italian government. The Interior Minister Salvini bans not only private rescue ships, but also cargo ships and his own naval ships carrying refugees from entering Italian ports. Since Salvini of the extreme-right Lega party started as Interior minister in June, the death toll of refugees has risen – from approximately 3 dead to 8 dead per day. The number of unreported cases is far higher.