Migrants, Eliseo: “A bad gesture from Italy, but it is important to cooperate”

“The 234 of the Ocean Viking will be discounted by the relocation”

The Italian refusal to welcome the Ocean Viking was “a bad gesture”but “the main thing is to continue cooperation“. The comment, quoted by Bfmtv, comes today from the Elysée Palace. However, the French position appears more softened than before, when government spokesman Olivier Veran announced a halt to the relocation of 3,000 migrants from Italy.

The Elysée has now let it be known that “the people who landed in Toulon will be discounted by those who are welcomed this year in solidarity with Italy”. There were 234 migrants on board the Ocean Viking. “Migratory pressure has grown strongly in recent years in Europe and our rules were not built for this situation” concludes the Elysium.