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Illegal Migrant Sea Crossings to Europe in 2018 Break 55,000

Migrant sea crossings to Europe in 2018 have broken 55,000, with Spain outstripping Italy and Greece as the number one point of arrival for the first time following the installation of a Socialist government in Madrid.

Migrants sit in the street of Via Cupa outside the former Baobab migrants reception centre next to the Tiburtina train station in Rome on August 8, 2016. Set up almost three years ago the Baobab centre was shut down by police in December 2015 in the wake of Paris attacks. …

Italy Slashes Asylum Seeker Benefit Payments

Populist Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini has ordered that benefits for asylum seekers be substantially reduced saying the money saved will be given to police working overtime shifts instead.