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Italy Steps Up Placement of Migrants Around Europe

The League party leader Matteo Salvini talks to the press after meeting Italian President Sergio Mattarella, in Rome, Aug. 22, 2019.

Italy has increased relocation of migrants around Europe, official figures showed Wednesday, reducing frictions around the issue and enabling far-right leader Matteo Salvini focus more on the economy.

Interior Ministry data showed that 172 migrants who came onshore from the Mediterranean were sent elsewhere in the last three months, compared with just 90 in the January-August period.

Immigration has been one of Italy’s most contentious issues and fueled the rise of Salvini’s League party, which ruled in coalition with the 5-Star Movement from mid-2018 until August.

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Source:: VOANews.Com