Italy is opposing the Franco-German insistence on the principle of the “nearest landing port.”
As a mini-summit of EU interior and justice ministers in Helsinki on Thursday, Matteo Salvini told his counterparts that Italy opposes that the nearest country must take the migrants. The Italian interior minister was backed by Malta.
Salvini Twitted that “several ministers” praised his position against irregular migration.
In a non-paper circulated on Thursday, Malta and Italy made clear that “rule...

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