Central Mediterranean route

Salvini: Migrant Deaths Are Victims of Open Ports Policy

Populist former interior minister Matteo Salvini has blamed the recent deaths of migrants in the Mediterranean Sea on the leftist government’s open port policy. Mr Salvini said the open ports policy resumed by the Five Star Movement-Democratic Party coalition is

TOPSHOT - Migrants wait to be rescued as they drift in the Mediterranean Sea some 20 nautical miles north off the coast of Libya on October 3, 2016. Italy coordinated the rescue of more than 5,600 migrants off Libya, three years to the day after 366 people died in a …