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8th Apr 2020

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Italy refusing to let 130 migrants disembark

Italy allowed a coast guard vessel carrying 130 rescued migrants to dock in Sicily, but did not let them disembark, before EU countries agree on their distribution. Italian deputy PM and interior minister Matteo Salvini insisted on Friday that EU countries had to commit to distribution. Several of his political allies, including Hungary's Viktor Orban, refuse to take any migrants.

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