Mattarella and Government, in line for the extraordinary summit in Brussels

Sergio Mattarella, on the world day dedicated to refugees, also meets the President of the European Council Donald Tusk. The president of the Italian republic took this opportunity to call to responsibility the international community that "it must operate with shared and forward-looking political choices to manage a phenomenon that affects the entire globe. We need true European solidarity with regard to the relocation of migrants: the EU cannot leave Italy alone. The European Union must know how to act as a whole, not delegating the burden of dealing with emergencies only to the countries of first entry".

The Quirinale also wanted to highlight, also addressing the countries that will sit at the Brussels summit on 28 and 29 June, that "Italy contributes to the duty of solidarity, assistance and hospitality towards those who, forced to flee their land, pursue the hope of a better future for themselves and their children". Italy "obeys a feeling of responsibility, the commitment of the many fellow citizens who, on national soil, in the Mediterranean and in other more distant crisis areas of the planet, keep alive the spirit of humanity that - deeply rooted in our Constitution - distinguishes the Italian people". And finally, Mattarella emphasizes vigorously,  "The international community and the European Union must take increasing steps on this ground, the Italian Republic complies with the rules established by international law relating to the reception of those who have the right to protection". The President of the Republic increases the dose, highlighting that "do not say that Italy tramples the rules in what is confirmed as an epochal phenomenon ".

The words of the President of the Republic Sergio Mattarella were followed by those of the Minister of the Interior Matteo Salvini who, a few days from the informal summit, in Brussels on Sunday between 8 European countries, including Germany, France and precisely Italy, the minister of Internal re-launches the government's hard line towards Brussels. Indeed, he reiterated, “Yesand someone in the EU thinks that Italy should continue to be a landing place and a refugee camp was wrong to understand". Finally, Salvini warns the European community, "we trust in the common sense of our European colleagues, also because we would not want to re-discuss the Italian funding to the European Union".

Giuseppe Conte, on the other hand, in line with the entire Italian institutional line, underlines that Italy "not available"To discuss the"secondary movements", Or rather the relocation of migrants from various EU states to the state where they landed, without first having dealt with the emergency of"primary movements", The landings, real,"that Italy finds itself facing alone". Conte then met Luigi Di Maio and Matteo Salvini, to establish the strategy to be put on the table at the extraordinary summit in Brussels on Sunday.

However, the migrant dossier drawn up by the OECD is interesting, where it is highlighted that "the peak of the crisis is moving away". According to the report, landings in Italy fell by 34% compared to 2016 and 22% compared to 2015. On the other hand, they increased by 11% in 2016. In particular, according to OSCE, the real emigration of Italians in 2016 is between 125.000 and 300.000 people. In short, according to the OECD, migrants do not constitute any danger, they are not an invasion, but they represent a resource for Italy and all of Europe: "We are a region of the world, observes director of the OECD Directorate for Employment, Labor and Social Affairs, Stefano Scarpetta, which is aging rapidly, we need young labor force, because the world's population is aging rapidly.


Mattarella and Government, in line for the extraordinary summit in Brussels