Right-Wing Parties in Italy Calls for Suspension of Migrant Rescue Missions

“Italy’s right calls for end to navy’s rescue of African migrants,” by Guy Dinmore and Giulia Segreti for the Financial Times:

Rightwing parties in Italy have called for the suspension of the EU-backed mission to rescue migrants who make the dangerous sea crossing from north Africa, putting immigration back on the agenda ahead of next month’s European parliamentary elections.

More than 1,200 African migrants were escorted ashore in Sicily by Italy’s navy and coast guard over the Easter weekend, bringing to nearly 22,000 the total that have arrived on Italian shores this year. Eritreans and Syrians fleeing war have made up the largest groups…

 

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