Emmanuel Macron admits EU turned its back on Italy during migrant crisis

FRENCH President Emmanuel Macron has urged the European Union to overhaul its “ineffective” migration policy, admitting that frontline EU states had been abandoned by their neighbours at the height of the refugee crisis. M Macron, after talks with Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, on Wednesday said: “The European Union has not shown sufficient solidarity towards countries of first arrival, notably Italy.”

Referring to the EU regulation which states that asylum seekers must lodge their claim in the first country they set foot in, the 41-year-old centrist added: “France is ready to develop this in the framework of overhauling the Dublin accords.” President Macron and Sr Conte, in charge of a week-old government after right-wing chief Matteo Salvini toppled the last one, met to reset ties after two years of bickering between Paris and Rome. Italy and France had been odds largely...
source: Express

2019-09-19 21:50
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