A white baby bottle lying between broken boat planks on a beach tells of the drama that unfolded off the coast of Italy on Sunday: at least 62 migrants drowned trying to reach Europe. Around 20 children are among the dead, one of whom was only a few months old.
In Italy, the accident received a lot of attention: the images of the traumatized survivors and covered bodies on a beach shocked society and politicians alike. The Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni sees the accident as confirmation of her course. What is surprising is how the politician is approaching the issue, quite differently than was expected before she took office.