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Migration splinters Italy ahead of European elections

The Italian Coast Guard rescued 22 people and recovered nine bodies on Thursday, April 10, 2024 (Guardia Costiera via AP, HO)
The Italian Coast Guard rescued 22 people and recovered nine bodies on Thursday, April 10, 2024 (Guardia Costiera via AP, HO) Copyright AP/Copyright 2024 The AP. All rights reserved
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By Giorgia Orlandi
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The adoption of the EU’s pact on migration and asylum has left Italy's leaders and opposition parties so divided.

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Giorgia Meloni’s key challenge has been to curb illegal migration, since becoming Italy’s prime minister in 2022.

However, delivering on the main promise of her political programme has been particularly difficult given the sharp increase in the number of arrivals from North Africa since the beginning of her mandate.

As she launched her Brothers of Italy party's campaign before upcoming European elections, she took credit for changing Europe’s approach to migration.

Official data for the first three months of 2024 shows the number of arrivals has decreased by more than half compared to the same period last year.

Italy’s government strongly supported the recent deal between the EU and Tunisia – hailing it as a success that has led to a decrease of almost 60% in the number of departures.  

Divisions in the Italian parliament have also emerged following the government’s call to develop the outsourcing of asylum policies, such as the protocol signed between Italy and Albania, with this approach gaining more support among EU member states.

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