By Steve Dellar  |  06-11-2018   News
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A new European migrant crisis could be unleashed on the old continent in a matter of hours after the island nation of Malta copied Italy’s refusal to let a migrant ship with 629 African refugees from Libya enter its port.

Yesterday afternoon already, Mr Matteo Salvini, leader of the Lega Nord and Italy’s new interior minister, had declared that he would refuse entry to a migrant ship stranded in the Mediterranean low on food and water enter port, knowing that as soon as he does, he needs to accept those on board as refugees under EU regulation.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Malta can&#39;t &#39;look the other way&#39; on migrants: Italy&#39;s Salvini <a href="https://t.co/l1mzCrWDJk">https://t.co/l1mzCrWDJk</a> <a href="https://t.co/DXGtLpKLIf">pic.twitter.com/DXGtLpKLIf</a></p>&mdash; FRANCE 24 English (@France24_en) <a href="https://twitter.com/France24_en/status/1006083099095023617?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 11, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Neighboring Malta did just as Mr. Salvini predicted and also refused to let the ship, known as the Aquarius, dock in port.

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Malta's Prime Minister, Mr. Joseph Muscat's claimed: "They're concerned with Italy's authorities. They manifestly go against international rules and risk creating a dangerous situation for all those involved. Malta is in full conformity with international obligations and will not take the vessel in its ports".

The Medecins Sans Frontieres and Sos Mediterranee organizations who operate the ship claim that they are running low on supplies.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">4. Nonetheless, it appears Salvini chose right moment to play hardliner on immigration about <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Aquarius?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Aquarius</a> ship<a href="https://t.co/jStmAZilXs">https://t.co/jStmAZilXs</a>. We’ll never know if it helped, but was timed well.</p>&mdash; Daniele Albertazzi (@DrAlbertazziUK) <a href="https://twitter.com/DrAlbertazziUK/status/1006109010272104449?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 11, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Mr. Salvini has repeatedly attacked those aid agencies for providing the African migrants with what he described as a “taxi service” to migrants from Africa to Italy. He has also warned of another ship ready to bring more refugees as from tomorrow: "Today even the ship Sea Watch 3, a German NGO and the Dutch flag, is off the coast of Libya waiting to bring the umpteenth load of immigrants, to Italy. But Italy has stopped bending its head and obeying".

Meanwhile, Mr. Salvini’s Lega Nord saw support soar to levels unseen in local elections on Sunday, with over six and a half million voters in various cities across the Italian peninsula, as Italians backed his tough stance.

Source:

https://www.ad.nl/buitenland/italie-en-malta-weigeren-boot-met-629-immigranten~acc4edf9/

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tab No. 28424 1528727098

someone ban that spammer, pos above!

either stop the migrants or your country will be overrun with violent savages.

Anonymous No. 28433 1528730144

Ship to Shore!! Just not our shore! Best shore is the one you departed on your cruise from. We all go back to the start when we go on cruises and bc the countries our cruises take us to trust we will go home they let us off to shop and see the sights.

If that shipload of people came to my port to sight see and shop I would send them back to sea.

Toss them a few cases of rations and give them a refill of water hell even fuel just GTFO!

tab No. 28452 1528742546

this is an invasion. declare war and sink the ship!

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