It's a death toll equivalent to eight Germanwings Airbus crashes. The 1,200 would-be migrants who have drowned in less than a week in the Mediterranean have prompted Europe's leaders to convene an emergency summit. Measures discussed in Brussels range from Germany's suggestion to let in more asylum seekers to an Italian idea to set up processing centres in places like Tunisia, Niger and even Sudan. How to patrol the seas?
Produced and prepared by Yann Pusztai and Haxie Meyers-Belkin
Constance LE GRIP
French MEP, European People's Party
Director of Refugee Studies, London South Bank University
FRANCE 24 Europe Editor
Head of Economics Department, Northern League party