Salvini to France: Italy Will No Longer Accept All Migrants Arriving in Europe

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Italian populist interior minister Matter Salvini has declared his country will no longer take in all migrants arriving in Europe in a letter to French interior minister Christophe Castaner.

“The choices made only in Paris and Berlin are enough, Italy is no longer willing to accept all immigrants arriving in Europe,” Salvini told his French counterpart, France Info reports. 

“France and Germany can not decide on migration policies by ignoring the demands of the most exposed countries like us and Malta,” he added.

The letter was sent the day before Monday’s meeting of European Union interior ministers and foreign ministers in Paris that saw 14 member states agree to a new “solidarity mechanism” to allow new migrants to be sent to various member states after arriving in the EU.