Merkel and Renzi hit out Austria’s Brenner barrier

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Italian Premier Matteo Renzi with German Chancellor Angela Merkel during a press conference after a bilateral meeting, in Rome, Italy, 05 May 2016.

German Chancellor, Angela Merkel and Italian Prime Minister, Matteo Renzi said that the decision of the Austrian government to raise the barrier is “unjustified”


Both Germany and Italy hit out Austria’s move to raise a 250-meter anti-refugee barrier across road links with Italy at the Brenner Pass border crossing in the Alps.

After a Thursday meeting in Rome, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said that the decision of the Austrian government to erect a barrier at Austria’s Alpine border with Italy is “unjustified.”

“We expressed our total opposition to, and, in some ways, our shock over the position that has be...


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