Italy is permanently screwed.
French President Emmanuel Macron has reached a deal with the newly-formed Italian government, agreeing to resettle migrants that enter Italy by boat.
Macron and Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte “have agreed on a new system to distribute migrants across the European Union,” German public broadcaster Deutsche Welle disclosed.
The announcement comes just weeks after Interior Minister Matteo Salvini’s right-wing Liga party dropped out of the ruling coalition in Rome. Under Savilni’s reign, the country had shuttered its ports for EU-backed ‘rescue’ boats carrying migrants from North Africa, a move bitterly opposed by France and Germany. Salvini’s Liga came to power in June 2018 after forming a coalition government with the left-wing 5-Star party. The strict immigration policy adopted by the government had drastically reduced illegal immigration into the country.
Following Salvini’s departure earlier this month, the ruling 5-Star and the center-right Democratic Party (PD) formed a pro-EU government in Rome. The new government has now re-opened the country’s harbors to migrant boats. more here