Migrant deaths may shame Europe over Mediterranean moat

April 20, 2015 1:19 AM

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Migrant deaths may shame Europe over Mediterranean moat

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The outrage Europe's leaders face over the deaths of hundreds of refugees trying to reach its shores may force a shift in a policy critics decry as letting people drown to deter others in desperate need.

The moat that the Mediterranean forms between Fortress Europe and less fortunate neighbors may become slightly less forbidding, even if the focus will still be to discourage the crossing in ways other than raising the risk of dying at sea.

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