ServiceAfter the tragedy of Cutro Migranti, Von der Leyen to Meloni: encouraged by Italy’s commitment to work with the EU. Palazzo Chigi: «Full satisfaction» The president of the European Commission replied to the Italian premier, who in turn had written to her after the Cutro tragedy. For von der Leyen “moving forward on the new pact on migration and asylum – is essential if we are to break the cycle of piecemeal solutions, which do not bring sufficient progress”7 March 2023 From left to right, the President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen and Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni (photo Ansa) 3′ of reading The moral duty to avoid tragedies such as that of Cutro and the necessary work on three priorities: cooperating with the countries of North Africa to avoid irregular departures, developing safe humanitarian corridors and increasing coordination for Search & Rescue activities. This is the line outlined by the president of the EU Commission Ursula von der Leyen in the letter in which she replied to Giorgia Meloni after the Cutro tragedies. Von del Leyen clarified that she felt “encouraged by the reaction and, in particular, by the commitment shown by Italy to work closely” with the EU. The number one of the EU executive has announced that, between now and 2025, the EU will make half a billion available for resettlement in Europe through humanitarian corridors of around 50,000 people. No passage in the letter on the strategy to be adopted towards NGO ships. The president of the EU Commission to Meloni: «I totally share your opinion» «I totally share your opinion that as Europeans, politicians and citizens, we have a moral duty to act to avoid such tragedies – writes the president of the European Commission -. The latter must therefore serve as a reminder to redouble our determination to bring effective and lasting solutions». «It is true that migration is a complex and constantly evolving reality», acknowledged von der Leyen, it is also true that «we have shown that when we act together, the EU can manage migration. For example, with the millions of Ukrainians fleeing the war in Russia” which “caused the largest displacement on our continent since the Second World War. It is clear that migration is a European challenge that requires a European solution.” The priorities In the text, the number one of the European executive also explains how “to advance in the new Migration and Asylum Pact to break the cycle of fragmented solutions that do not bring sufficient progress”. From here, von der Leyen underlines, three priorities derive: “Helping those in need of international protection, preventing irregular departures, fighting criminal traffickers, offering paths for safe and legal migration, repatriating those who do not have the right to stay” . The state of the art of the measures put in place by Brussels to the European Council the president of the Commission also anticipated that, at the European Council of 23 and 24 March, he will provide a report on the state of the art of the operational measures put in place by Brussels so far.