Malan: “We do need a realistic European illegal immigration policy”
Italy is particularly under pressure from North African immigration, with refugees arriving by the hundred on the island of Lampedusa. Lucio Malan, a senator from Italy’s governing People’s Freedom Party, said: “As long as we don’t have a realistic European policy about illegal immigration, of course the single member States will try to make a little fortress of it. Immigrants are coming to Italy in big numbers and we have been condemned for rejecting many immigrants or making it a crime to repeatedly enter Italy without the proper authorisation. We are trying to work a solution by ourselves because there is no burden sharing”.