Italy: Southern EU countries united over migration policies

Italy: Southern EU Countries kick off summit, united in migration policies Leaders from seven southern European countries met in Rome late on Wednesday for the Fourth Summit of the Southern EU Countries. The leaders of Italy, France, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Malta, and Cyprus largely agreed on the necessity of solidarity at internal and external levels of the EU in migration matters, and... Еще agreed the issue could only be tackled at the EU level. Speaking to press, Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni said that the convergent positions of the seven countries regarding migration were “a good example to the European Union as a whole.» Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades took a moment to accuse Turkey of initiating “illegal actions” near its borders, while Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa and Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy both mentioned the necessity to further invest in Africa as a means to tackle migratory flows. Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras urged the southern countries to work together in order to achieve an effective migratory policy.


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