Italy’s Matteo Salvini accuses Germany of ‘blackmail’ over migration, says Berlin sending ‘miserable signals.’

Italy’s Matteo Salvini accuses Germany of ‘blackmail’ over migration, says Berlin sending ‘miserable signals.’

Italy’s Matteo Salvini accuses Germany of ‘blackmail’ over migration, says Berlin sending ‘miserable signals.’

Berlin and Brussels are quite fond of blackmail.

– According to German media, Salvini wrote in a WhatsApp group that Germany said it would only take in migrants rescued by an Italian coast guard ship if Italy allows another ship carrying 40 migrants, the Alan Kurdi, to enter its ports.

Germany informed the EU Commission about its demands, and Brussels subsequently passed the message on to Italy, according to the media reports.

“We do not accept orders or blackmail from Germany,” Salvini told Italian broadcaster Sky TG24 Thursday, Ansa reported. Salvini also accused the German government of sending “miserable signals.”

* Any EU policy of resettling the migrants across Europe is a “miserable signal”. If the migrants know that they will not be sent back, many more will seek a one-way ticket to Europe…and there are plenty of game suppliers to provide for their transportation means.

The best way to keep Germany, France and the half dozen of other states that take migrants sidelined is to prevent the migrants from disembarking at the point of entry.

Why is this plan not on the table?

https://www.politico.eu/article/italy-salvini-germany-blackmail-migration/amp/