Italy, France call for EU migrant centres in countries of origin

Paris (AFP) – Italy’s Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte on Friday called for the European Union to set up centres to process migrant asylum claims in their home countries, a proposal backed by French President Emmanuel Macron.

“We should create European centres in the countries of departure,” Conte said at a joint press conference with Macron in Paris, referring to African nations that have seen an exodus towards Europe in recent years.