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Italy Wasting Millions to Rescue Migrants, Says Matteo Salvini

Money being spent on the migrant search-and-rescue operation – Mare Nostrum – is being wasted, Matteo Salvini, head of the anti-immigration Northern League party has said. The Mare Nostrum was set up by the Italian government in October 2013 following the tragic shipwrecks where over 600 people died. The operation costs the government about nine […]

It can cost about $2,500 for a migrant to get a place on deck, and those who can only afford to pay $1,000 or less are forced into the hold of the vessel.   The Italian coast guard confirmed on Sunday that eighteen people were found dead on an inflatable dinghy that was floating south […]

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Italy said on Friday it wants to halt an operation to rescue boat migrants in the Mediterranean, urging the EU to take it over as the number of people crossing from north Africa surged past the 100,000 mark. Interior Minister Angelino Alfano said Italy’s “Mare Nostrum” operation — a large-scale naval deployment launched after twin […]

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Walking out of a Paris station this week, the exhausted Eritrean migrant in threadbare blue jumper raised his eyes in wonderment at his first sight of the French capital. To his delight, Yonas Mugis had reached northern Europe in double-quick time: a mere seven days after being rescued by the Italian navy, along with 100 […]

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Spain has says it’s intercepted 680 African migrants who tried to cross the Straits of Gibraltar in small boats. Another 30 managed to scale border fences to reach Melilla, Spain’s northwest African enclave. Spain continued to foil its biggest potential refugee influx in four years on Tuesday. Spanish vessels picked up the occupants of 76 […]

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