Foreign relations

Did Italy boycott Frontex ?

With boats loaded with immigrants putting Lampedusa more or less under siege, the Italian Government will put pressure on the European Institutions so that the Union shares a part of responsibility in patrolling the gates of Mediterranean.

However, the Italian edition of the Huffington Post revealed today that the Italian representatives in Brussels silently stopped the attempt to confer increased powers to Frontex, the EU Agency in charge of borders.

According to the newspaper no Government – including the Italian one – wants European constraints in dealing with immigration matters.

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