Austria, Italy propose holding migrants on ships for days

Italian Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini and Austrian Vice Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache hold a joint news conference in Vienna, Austria, September 14, 2018. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

VIENNA (Reuters) – Austria and Italy’s far-right interior ministers suggested on Friday that the European Union hold migrants rescued at sea on ships for days while an initial screening of their chances of obtaining asylum is carried out. Far-right parties like Italy’s League and Austria’s Freedom Party have long pushed for a system where migrants […]

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