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Salvini: Sicily must stop being 'refugee camp of Europe'

Visiting the Sicilian town of Pozzallo on Sunday, deputy prime minister in Italy's new coalition, Matteo Salvini, said that "Italy and Sicily cannot be Europe's refugee camp". "The good times for illegals are over, get ready to pack your bags," he said. Pozzallo's mayor Roberto Ammatuna rejected Salvini's claim that the island was "a refugee camp of Europe". "Here, there are beaches full and tourists," he said.

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EU leaders stuck on asylum reform

Migration was overshadowed by Brexit at the EU summit, with leaders stuck on key legislation. Some warned that free movement could be at risk.

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