Italy Requests Urgent Deployment of Frontex Patrols to Coast of Tunisia

Italy on Friday requested an urgent meeting of the EU Justice and Home Affairs Council to address the immigration situation that is developing with Tunisia and the arrivals in Italy of over 2000 Tunisians over the past two days.  Interior Minister Maroni said that the bilateral cooperation agreement between Italy and Tunisia that has in the past controlled departures from Tunisia is not being implemented due to the crisis within Tunisia. (“Il problema è che l’accordo bilaterale che abbiamo con la Tunisia che ha permesso finora di gestire in modo efficace l’immigrazione clandestina, non viene attuato da Tunisi per la situazione di crisi. C’è una incapacità di fronteggiare la situazione da parte dell’autorità tunisina”.)

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