Giorgia Meloni’s decision comes in the context of the visit of Ursula von der Leyen to the island of Lampedusa, whom the Italian Prime Minister personally invited so that she could verify the seriousness of the situation that Italy faces.
Lampedusa, the small Italian island in the Mediterranean, remains an arrival point for migrants, despite the recent visit of the president of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, and the Italian prime minister, Giorgia Meloni. On Monday morning, a boat with 33 people on board reached its shores, and hours later, the Guardia di Finanza rescued 144 migrants, including children, who were transferred to the island’s port.
This situation has led Giorgia Meloni to take new measures to address the recent increase in the arrival of migrants to Italian shores. These measures seek to address criticism from her political opponents, who accused her of poorly handling the recent immigration crisis. Under the new decree, irregular migrants could be held for a period of up to 18 months in reception centers before being repatriated if they do not qualify for asylum. In addition, the decree provides for the creation of more expulsion centers throughout the country.
These actions by Meloni occur in the context of the visit of Ursula von der Leyen to Lampedusa, whom the prime minister personally invited so that she could verify the seriousness of the situation that Italy faces. This gesture seeks to pressure the European Union to offer more aid and accelerate the implementation of the recent agreement with Tunisia. With this initiative, Meloni seeks to demonstrate that the ruling coalition remains united, despite recent rumors suggesting divisions within the Government.
Importantly, failure to control migration could not only undermine the stability of Meloni’s party, as this was one of his main campaign promises, but could also endanger the stability of the Government itself. Therefore, these measures and efforts to address the migration crisis in Italy remain a hot topic in Italian and European politics. Resolving this issue remains a major challenge for all parties involved.
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