Italy calls on EU to share port access to migrants
The European Union's second-biggest recipient of seaborne migrants and refugees wants to change the rules to the EU's Mediterranean anti-smuggling mission, Operation Sophia. EU defence ministers were less than enthusiastic about the proposal during a meeting in Vienna but with the mission's mandate expiring in November 2018, Italy's support will be necessary for an extension
Italy threatens to handle migration alone if the EU does not change existing policy of the anti-smuggling Operation Sophia
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