Lunedì, 22 Ottobre 2018
ROME

Malmstrom says EU willing to help with immigrants

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Rome, August 5 - The European Union will continue
to support Italy and particularly Lampedusa as the southern port
community absorbs waves of immigrants, European Home Affairs
Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom said Monday.
"I really hope that all efforts at the EU level will reduce
the pressure on Lampedusa," Malmstrom said in an interview with
ANSA.
"We know very well that Lampedusa is struggling and is
under strong pressure, in particular in this period," the
commissioner added.
"I admire very much the way local authorities deal with the
situation..but we recognize that we can not wait and allow
Lampedusa to do this good work alone".
Waves of immigrants, many from north Africa, are arriving
in the port city which is one of the most southern in Italy.
Pope Francis visited there recently to draw attention to
the plight of immigrants and the number that die each year
making the perilous sea crossing.
Malmstrom said the EU has offered Italy "substantial
financial support" through migration management funds that
reached 232 million euros in the 2010-2012 period.

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