Germany’s foreign minister says Italy, Greece and France need more help on migration issues.
Sigmar Gabriel, in Rome for talks with his Italian counterpart yesterday, said :there can’t be a European policy that comes at the expense of another country.”
He added that “Italy, France and Greece need more help in the unemployment issue but also on migration.”
Italy is insisting other EU countries take thousands of asylum-seekers it helped rescue at sea and adhere to an EU plan to do so. But the plan has barely got off the ground as northern European countries generally resist taking them.
There is growing concern that populist parties in Europe, including Italy, will gain more ground unless the migrant problem is better managed and economic growth is encouraged.