From 2007: Shift Mag, S Palidda and P Cuttitta, Europe’s Mediterranean border: of boats and men
‘[E]normous financial and diplomatic efforts are being made by European political actors to tackle undesired immigration arriving by sea from North Africa. This is partly due to the fact that illegal arrivals by sea (including casualties) have a much stronger impact on the media and public opinion than overstayers or illegal immigrants entering the country by land. But while European countries try to come up with adequate solutions to deal with illegal immigration, a daily tragedy is taking place along Europe’s Mediterranean border….’
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