Foreign relations

From Brussels to the Sicily Channel

After yet another deadly maritime accident in the Sicily Channel which saw the opposition accusing Prime Minister Renzi and Minister of Internal Affairs Alfano of being “stained with blood”, something is moving in Brussels. After all, it is the Italian semester, and Mr Renzi claims to have made quite an impression in the EU meetings.

The Council nominee for the Presidency of the Commission, Mr Jean Claude Juncker, is rumored to be willing to appoint a commissioner specifically tasked with immigration issues. Meanwhile the current Home Affairs commissioner, Mrs Cecilia Malmström, stated that the European Commission is “ready to help Italy”.

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