American Thinker: Italy has issued a plea to the rest of the EU to assist in handling a surge in migrants from Africa and the Middle East, which has alarmed the Austrian government, precipitating a move to fortify its border with Italy in case the situation worsens.
Austria took in hundreds of thousands of refugees in 2015, placing a severe strain on the state’s resources and causing a voter backlash that brought a conservative government to power. Now that government is warning that it will send 750 troops and 4 armored vehicles to the Brenner Pass crossing with Italy if history appears to be repeating itself.
Rome is none too happy about the prospect of more Austrian troops on its border and has summoned the Austrian ambassador for talks. more here