EU's Barroso heckled at scene of migrant boat tragedy

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By Gabriele Pileri LAMPEDUSA, Italy (Reuters) - European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso vowed on Wednesday to step up efforts to stem the region's long-running immigration crisis in a visit to the Italian island of Lampedusa, where a migrant boat sank last week killing hundreds. Barroso and Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta were heckled by local residents shouting "Shame!" when they arrived on Lampedusa, prompting them to make an unplanned stop at its badly overcrowded immigration center. In a press conference, Barroso pledged 30 million euros ($40. ...