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As their approval ratings rise at home, Euronews correspondent Anelise Borges travelled to Lampedusa - the island at the forefront of Italy’s migration crisis - to understand what is drawing people to Northern League party.
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Medecins Sans Frontieres say Panama were pressurised by Italy into the move.
Since both Italy and Malta have toughened their stances on migration, Spain has seen a surge in asylum seeker applications.
Raw Politics: Aquarius migrant's frustration on the path to asylum
They are primarily from Sudan, with some also coming from Somalia, Eritrea and Chad.
The rescue boat Aquarius, which was denied entry to Italy and Malta in June, is once again looking for a safe place to dock and France may be its only option.
Despite the agreement on migration reached at the Brussels summit, there are signs of continuing divisions with Italian Prime Minister Matteo Salvini saying that migrants saved by NGO boats will not be allowed into Italy