African and European leaders, gathered in Abidjan for the 5th AU/EU Summit, discussed the terrible media reports on inhuman treatment of African migrants and refugees by criminal groups. They condemned in the strongest terms any such criminal acts and expressed their firm resolve to work together for an immediate end of these criminal practices and to ensure the well-being of the migrants and refugees. They also agreed to widely communicate to the youth about the dangers of such hazardous journeys and against the trafficking networks.
Euronews recently met up with the EU’s foreign policy chief, Federica Mogherini, at the MED – Mediterranean Dialogues conference – in Rome. An initiative promoted by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Italian Institute for International Political Studies, the event aims at drafting a positive agenda for the Mediterranean.