Italian judge frees detained Sea Watch captain.
Moreover, the illegal migrants on board Sea Watch will not be sent back to Africa; they are here to stay.
– “I am indignant, I am disgusted, but I will not give up,” Matteo Salvini said in a statement saying he had expected much more robust action by the Italian justice system.
Salvini has been burned and he must not make the same mistake again. Italy must resist granting entry even if other EU states offer to take the migrants. This plays right into the hands of Dimitris Avramopoulos and Brussels.
It is not enough to arrest NGO traffickers or to fine their organizations, while resettling the migrants in the EU. What exactly is the endgame here?
Indeed, an online campaign launched by two German TV stars has so far raised almost 1 million euros to help Sea Watch and its “Captain”, while a separate fundraiser launched on Facebook by an Italian group has raised 435,000 euros in seven days.
Both France and Germany, fresh from solidifying their leadership positions in Brussels, have targeted Salvini.
Germany had asked Rome to release Rackete, while France accused Salvini of acting “hysterically” over immigration.
“Mr. Matteo Salvini’s behaviour has not been acceptable as far as I am concerned,” French government spokeswoman Sibeth Ndiaye told France’s BFM-TV on Tuesday.
* The situation in Libya will intensify and more migrants will be attempting to enter the EU. Maybe Germany’s Ursula von der Leyen and Belgium’s Charles Michel, supporters of the UN Migration Compact, will support Salvini? 😂