France calls for sanctions as Italy defiant on stranded migrant ship

France calls for sanctions as Italy defiant on stranded migrant shipEU states that refuse to accept migrants should face financial penalties, French President Emmanuel Macron said Saturday, prompting a furious response from Rome on the eve of an emergency mini-summit in Brussels about the escalating crisis dividing Europe. Macron’s comments came after Italy’s new populist government defiantly declared that its ports were closed to foreign-flagged rescue ships, after accusing fellow EU members of failing to share the burden of migrant arrivals.



Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines