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EU understands migrant 'wind has changed' says Salvini

Piantedosi doing excellent job says transport minister

(ANSA) - ROME, DEC 2 - The European Union has understood that the "wind has changed" regarding Italy's policy on migrants, with NGO run ships again not being allowed to access Italian waters, Sustainable Transport and Infrastructure Minister Matteo Salvini, who has a brief for ports, said on Friday.
    Interior Minister Matteo Piantedosi has taken up the close-ports policy Salvini introduced when he was interior minister in 2018-19, leading to a spat with France over a French NGO-run migrant rescue ship that was forced to dock in France after being rejected by Italy.
    Piantedosi has also insisted that other EU nations ease some of Italy's migrant reception burden.
    "I think Minister Piantedosi is doing an excellent job and that the European Union has understood that the issue must be shared," Salvini said.
    "Compared to two months ago when we were alone, abandoned, forgotten and isolated, the wind seems to me to have positively changed". (ANSA).
   

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