Italy’s Meloni sees EU convergence on migration
Italian Prime Minister Georgia Meloni on Friday reported "convergence" among Mediterranean states on tackling migration and said she looked forward to EU leaders ironing out the details of a plan proposed by the European Commission.
Commission President Ursula von der Leyen announced the plan on Sept. 18 following a visit to the Italian island of Lampedusa after a major influx of migrant arrivals.
Speaking at the end of a meeting of southern EU states in Malta, Meloni said the time had come for a "concrete, structured and definitive way forward."
While Italy and other frontline states such as Malta were suffering the strong pressures of the migration problems, other countries would be affected, too, in the absence of a structured response," she warned.