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Italy wants bigger Frontex role in Mediterranean

22.07.14 @ 12:50

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Italy's minister of interior Angelino Alfano told MEPs in Brussels on Tuesday he wants the EU's border agency Frontex to expand and take over some of the Italian-led search and rescue operations in the Mediterranean Sea. "We have to combat illegal immigration and manage legal migration," he said.