Italy Tightens Rules on Migrant Repatriation

“Italy tightens rules on migrant repatriation after mass arrivals,” by David Ghiglione for the Financial Times:

Italy is to step up measures to repatriate migrants who have no right to stay in the country, in a sign of the pressure facing authorities after an influx of people crossing the Mediterranean to reach Europe.

The country’s chief of police has asked officers nationwide to step up efforts to identify and repatriate migrants who are not entitled to asylum, while Italy will also open new identification centres to hold people before their expulsion.

The tougher migrant stance marks the first significant policy change under Paolo Gentiloni, the new prime minister, who took over after Matteo Renzi stepped down in December following his bruising defeat over a referendum on constitutional reform…



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