"Among the criticisms against Mare Nostrum what annoyed me the most was falseness", this is how former minister Enrico Letta speaks about the rescue of migrants in the Mediterranean, which he strongly backed despite numerous criticisms. A member of the European Parliament from 2004 to 2006, Letta recalls how Strasbourg, once "the bloodiest border of Europe", is now considered the "capital of peoples”. Former Italian Prime Minister urged that as Europeans we have some moral responsibilities to which we can not fail to respond.

Enrico Letta began his career in 1991 when he became Chairman of the Youth of the European People's Party. From 2000 to 2001 he held the position of Minister of Industry and Trade and Minister of Foreign Trade. In 2004 he was elected to the European Parliament in Strasbourg. He was the President of the Council of Ministers of the Italian Republic from 2013 to 2014. He is the author of several economic and political publications. Since September 2015 he is the Dean of the Paris School of International Affairs at Sciences Po.
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