The response of Europe, easily the wealthiest and most developed region in the world, to the tragedy of migrants trying to enter European states through Libya is inadequate. The governments and, to some extent, the societies fail to see that a moral and interest-based policy is in this case one and the same. In an aging Europe, more immigration has become an economic necessity, not only a moral choice. In the short term, the creation of a robust EU search and rescue force and expansion of joint operations to the Libyan coastal waters are urgently needed. All EU Member States should commit to facilitating a fairer allocation of refugees within the EU bloc. The refugee and immigration crisis has blatantly revealed the need for greater European integration in migration and security policies in general.