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Libération, Aug. 21, 2015
"Facing the exodus," writes French daily Libération on the front page of its Friday edition, which includes a 16-page feature on migrants.
As an unprecedented number of refugees risk their lives to reach Europe's shores, the newspaper analyzes the human and financial cost of policies implemented in France, Germany and the European Union as a whole.
France and Britain announced Thursday they were boosting joint intelligence efforts against human traffickers, as their respective interior ministers met in the northern French city of Calais — which has been overwhelmed with migrant-related issues for the past 15 years.
The feature's editorial, penned by Libération"s editor Laurent Joffrin, opens with the words of American poet Emma Lazarus from her sonnet "The New Colossus": "Give me your tired, your poor ..."
ABOUT THE SOURCE: Libération is a leading left-wing daily French newspaper based in Paris.