Italy faces surge in migrant arrivals on Lampedusa
Italy is grappling with a surge in migrant arrivals on the island of Lampedusa, with thousands of migrants arriving in overcrowded boats from Tunisia and Libya. The Italian government, led by Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni, is under pressure to address the crisis and has called for a naval blockade of North Africa to prevent further departures. European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen visited Lampedusa and pledged support to Italy, but the situation has strained relations between Italy and other European countries. The influx of migrants has raised concerns about the future of Europe and the effectiveness of the EU's response to irregular migration.