Sunday, 2 July 2017

Italy considers closing its ports to boats carrying migrants

Source: The Guardian, 28th June 2017, by Patrick Wintour

Wintour reported, "Government reportedly seeking EU approval of drastic changes to asylum procedures after surge in refugee arrivals. (...) Italy is the main point of arrival for mostly African migrants to European shores this year, and more boats are sent out almost daily. (...) In the four days between 24 and 27 June, 8,863 migrants arrived in Italy, including more than 5,000 on Monday alone, according to the International Office for Migration. A further 2,000 people were reported to have arrived on Tuesday. (...)"

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