A Wall Worse than Trump's European Policies Create New Dangers on Mediterranean

In just a few years, the dreams of European immigration hardliners have become reality on the Mediterranean. Volunteer sea rescue operations have been shut down, and the route across the sea is more dangerous than ever.
The rescue ship Aquarius arrives in Malta.

The rescue ship Aquarius arrives in Malta.

Foto: Nicolo Lanfranchi/ laif
Fortress Europe has many architects: Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini (left) using binoculars next to Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban from a watch tower along the fence on the Hungarian-Serbian border.

Fortress Europe has many architects: Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini (left) using binoculars next to Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban from a watch tower along the fence on the Hungarian-Serbian border.

Foto: Balazs Szecsodi/ AFP
Foto: DER SPIEGEL
Foto: DER SPIEGEL
Foto: DER SPIEGEL
A bag containing the body of a migrant who died off the Libyan coast is seen in Qarabulli town, located east of the Libyan capital Tripoli.

A bag containing the body of a migrant who died off the Libyan coast is seen in Qarabulli town, located east of the Libyan capital Tripoli.

Foto: Ayman al-Sahili/ REUTERS
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