Cecilia Malmstroem
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Lampedusa deaths: 'Moment to show European solidarity'

8 October 2013 Last updated at 19:05 BST

Cecilia Malmstroem the European home affairs commissioner has called for the EU to launch Mediterranean-wide search and rescue patrols.

The move follows the deaths of at least 250 migrants whose boat sank off Italy's Lampedusa island.