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PACE President reacts to latest migrant boat tragedy in the Mediterranean

"I am deeply saddened by yet another fatal accident in the Mediterranean," said PACE President Anne Brasseur, reacting to news that up to 40 more African migrants may have perished as their boat sank. "My thoughts are with those who lost their lives off the Libyan coast."

"Without safe legal channels for migration, boat people will continue to die. Once again, I urge the nations of Europe to live up to their moral responsibility and to take swift action to make this possible."