The sadness of for the shipwreck in the Southwest Mediterranean “and the death of so many people who were drowned” expressed the German chancellor Olaf Solzemphasizing at the same time the need to make every possible effort so that people do not choose this dangerous route.

In the same spirit, the Minister of the Interior of Germany Nancy Feather referred to importance of creating legal migration pathways and concluding migration agreementsnoting that “if people come with clear criteria, it also destroys the work of smugglers, who bring people to the European Union through life-threatening routes». Mrs. Feather further reiterated that the Germany «will continue to support EU Member States in the Mediterranean and to accept with solidarity people rescued at sea».

We learned about the accident and him death of so many people who drowned in the Mediterranean. That’s sad. (The event) calls us once again to do everything in order to prevent people from choosing this dangerous route and to achieve this through the development in Europe of a common and solidarity system for managing the refugee situation“, Mr. Soltz said, adding that state governments also welcomed the results of European interior ministers on asylum policy. “A reform of the European asylum system is urgently needed.

“Nancy Feser managed after many years to reach a compromise in Europe, which guarantees solidarity,” the chancellor said.

On the part of the Ministry of the Interior, Nancy Feser also stated “deeply shocked” from the wreck.

“This is another terrible disaster in the Mediterranean. Must in view of this need to continue working with persistence, create legal migration pathways and conclude migration agreements that respect human rights and the rule of law. If people come to us with clear criteria, it also destroys the work of smugglers, who bring people to the EU through life-threatening routes,” Ms Feser pointed out and reiterated that Germany will continue to support (EU) member states in the Mediterranean “and we will receive with solidarity people who were rescued from danger at sea”. For this, the minister continued, it is important that a sustainable solidarity mechanism was agreed between the EU member states. “Until this is operational, we will continue to act together with the other member states within the framework of the voluntary solidarity mechanism”he clarified.

Asked about the information he has the Ministry of Foreign Affairs about the circumstances of the wreck, ministry spokesman Christian Wagner reported that “Certainly after such an accident the exact causes must be investigatedwhat exactly happened and what possibilities were there to prevent the wreck” and pointed out that “this is of course the work of the Greek authorities in cooperation with FRONTEX”.