Italy to Begin Two Daily Repatriation Flights to Tunisia; Frontex Also Seeking Agreement with Tunisia to Expedite Returns

Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi said two daily repatriation flights to Tunisia will begin today, Monday.  Frontex Director Ilkka Laitinen said Frontex is “trying to put in place ‘as soon as possible’ a new protocol with Tunisia on sending back irregular migrants….  Laitinen told a group of journalists in Brussels on Friday (9 April) that: ‘For the time being there have been no joint returns to Tunisia co-ordinated by Frontex, as we have no working arrangement with the relevant authority.’”

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