The Minister of the Interior, Luciana Lamorgese, today heard Prime Minister Mario Draghi about the increase in the landings of migrants in Lampedusa. In particular, according to what is learned, the aim is to set up a control room to involve the other competent ministries, Defense, Foreign Affairs and Transport, on the subject, in order to work on shared measures. The migrant issue is a dossier for the attention of the government and the control room will have a coordinating role. Minister Lamorgese is also planning a meeting in Tunis, which should take place on May 20, which will also be attended by European Commissioner Ylva Johansson, to discuss the matter with local authorities. According to what has been learned, Lamorgese has already been working for a new Malta agreement for a few weeks, precisely in consideration of the foreseeable increase in landings of migrants with the arrival of summer. The owner of the Interior Ministry is therefore asking in all European offices that the mechanism of voluntary redistribution be restarted, at least as regards migrants rescued at sea. Lamorgese’s goal would be to close the deal before the summer. Malta’s first deal was suspended with the pandemic.
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