More of the same needed throughout the entire European continent…
Italy doubles down on anti-migrant stance ahead of EU summit
Just two days before a mini summit on the issue in Brussels, Italy’s three-week-old populist government is digging its heels in on campaign promises to stop the influx of migrants, threatening to seize rescue ships or
barring them from its ports.
“We cannot take in one more person,” hardline Interior Minister Matteo Salvini told the German weekly Der Spiegel. “On the contrary: we want to send away a few.”
Days before the informal talks – called by Berlin and being attended by some 16 EU leaders – Salvini, who is also Italy’s deputy prime minister, warned that nothing less than the EU’s future survival was at stake.
“Within a year it will be decided whether there will still be a united Europe or not,” Salvini told Der Spiegel.