French president urges EU meeting over migrants

French President Francois Hollande calls for a meeting of EU foreign and interior ministers after the feared drowning of some 700 illegal migrants highlighted a growing crisis in the Mediterranean.

Hollande calls for more maritime and aerial surveillance after the latest incident, which he said could be the “worst catastrophe in recent years” in the Mediterranean.

French President Francois Hollande waits for the Tunisian President on April 7, 2015 at the Elysee palace in Paris. (photo credit: AFP / THOMAS SAMSON)
French President Francois Hollande waits for the Tunisian President on April 7, 2015 at the Elysee palace in Paris. (photo credit: AFP / THOMAS SAMSON)

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