Italy Calls for EU-Wide Quotas to Curb Immigration
Castle, Stephen, The Independent (London, England)
PLANS FOR Europe-wide quotas for admission of immigrants are being pushed by Italy, which holds the EU presidency, in a drive to control the flow.
Rome has put the fight against illegal migration near the top of its agenda and says agreeing entry quotas with developing countries can help to secure their co-operation in fighting human trafficking.
The Italian government is also backing a European Commission proposal to co-ordinate policing of sea frontiers, which it hopes will pave the way for a common border police. Giuseppe Pisanu, the Interior Minister, said a bilateral deal between Rome and Sri Lanka, allowing in a limited number, had stopped the flow of …
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