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EU ministers summoned after new shipping catastrophe

Ministers of Justice and of Foreign Affairs are on Monday to discuss the EU's action following the shipping disaster at an emergency meeting. One of the survivors from the accident Saturday night estimates the total number of passengers as high as 950.

Ministers of Justice and of Foreign Affairs from the EU member countries were late Sunday evening with very short notice summoned to a meeting Monday afternoon in Luxembourg. Here they will debate along with the already gathered Ministers of Foreign Affairs, how the European Union will take action following the shipping disaster this weekend in the Mediterranean, according to new agency Ritzau.

It is still unclear whether the Danish Minister of Justice, Mette Frederiksen (Social Democrat), will participate in the meeting. But according to Ritzau's information, the majority of the 28 EU countries' ministers have announced that they plan on attending in Luxembourg.

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