It is today´s news that the EC is both extending the length of Triton to the end of 2015 and stepping up in helping Italy with €13.7 million fund. Quotes from Vice-President Timmermanns´ speech are to some extent encouraging:
“As long as there are wars and hardships in our neighbourhood, people will continue to risk their lives in search of European shores.(…)”
“(…)it is clear that there is no national solution. There is only a European solution”
Here the press release in full.