MADRID | The Latest: Italy’s deputy premier slams EU migrant deal

9Jan - by Editor - 0 - In STL.News

MADRID  —Jan 09, 2019—The Latest on Europe’s migrant crisis (all times local):

1:45 p.m.
Italian Deputy Premier Matteo Salvini has slammed a deal on rescued migrants that was brokered by the European Union, saying it will encourage human traffickers.

The deal, announced by Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat on Wednesday, will see EU countries including Italy take in 49 migrants stranded aboard private rescue ships since last month.

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