France has sent an advisory to Italy on the topic of immigration. When discussing immigration at an extraordinary Council of European interior ministers meeting in Brussels, French Minister of the Interior Gerald Darmanin emphasized that “there is no reason that the countries doing the relocations are France and Germany” if Rome does not accept ships and does not accept the law of the sea and the safest port.
In regards to the French emigrants: if Italy doesn’t take in the ships, there will be no relocations.
Migrants from France: no resettling if Italy refuses to take in ships.
Darmanin remembered that countries like France and Germany “welcome the ships” and “directly welcome migrants from Africa and Asia.”
“Reminding everyone of the rules of the sea and stressing that the NGOs operating in the Mediterranean are plainly there to help people and obviously cannot be compared with passing groups are both included in the 10 points of the European Commission’s proposal. Darmanin further stressed that southern Mediterranean nations should open their ports to boats, notably NGOs, that sail within the territorial seas of the southern Mediterranean countries since this is not often the case “.
Relations between our nation and France have been tight over the migrant crisis, as seen by the case of the Ocean Viking. The story of the Ocean Viking, a vessel carrying 231 migrants who were initially turned away by Italy but eventually made it to the French port of Toulon, is at the center of the controversy. Initially, the French government decided to halt the scheduled intake of 3,500 migrants from Rome and to increase border restrictions with Italy.
Italy: “Time to act” – At the emergency meeting of European Interior Ministers, Italy will outline its stance on the 20 points of the Action Plan proposed by the European Commission on November 21. Italy is not going to offer a points system.
However, the European Commission’s call for an extraordinary meeting and its accompanying draft Action Plan constitutes more than just talk “a clear demonstration of caring for Italy’s concerns. We need to go quickly, though, because of the scenario “.