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EU asks Italy, Spain to align port taxation

EU asks Italy, Spain to align port taxation

The European Commission has proposed that Italy and Spain align their taxation of ports with state aid rules. Commissioner in charge of competition policy, Margrethe...

Stranded migrants beg Italy, others to let them in 

Stranded migrants beg Italy, others to let them in 

After two weeks stranded at sea and battered by winter storms, migrants onboard a rescue ship are growing frustrated as European countries refuse to offer a safe port of...

Illegal migration: EU records lowest number in 5 years

Italy shuts ports against migrants

Italy on Saturday closed its ports to hundreds of migrants rescued off Libya who face a chilly Christmas at sea after a mother and newborn baby were evacuated to Malta....

OPL 245: Russia urges Italy to drop bribery charges against envoy

OPL 245: Russia urges Italy to drop bribery charges against envoy

Russia has asked Italy to drop charges against a former ambassador caught up in Nigeria’s OPL 245 oilfield corruption case, legal documents showed on Wednesday. A...

Aquarius migrant rescue ship ends operations

Italy accuses NGO migrant ship of dumping toxic waste

Italian magistrates on Tuesday accused the Doctors without Borders (MSF) charity of illegally dumping toxic waste at ports in southern Italy in what MSF said was an...

Italy relocates rescued migrants to EU states

Italy faults U.N. rights chief remarks on migrants

Italy has rejected remarks by U.N. Human Rights Chief, Michelle Bachelet, on its treatment of migrants as “inappropriate, unfounded, unjust”. The foreign ministry,...

African migrants rejected by Italy were tortured, raped - IOM

African migrants rejected by Italy were tortured, raped – IOM

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) on Tuesday said that African migrants rejected by Italy in a standoff with the European Union last week, had during...

Migrants boat - 2nd story

Migrants: Italy threatens to bar EU naval ships from ports

    Unless the European Union comes up with ways to share the burden of taking migrants picked up in the Mediterranean in, Italy has threatened to bar ships of...

Migrant standoff: Italy threatens to cut EU funding

Migrant standoff: Italy threatens to cut EU funding

Italy on Friday threatened to withhold next year’s contributions to the EU budget if Brussels failed to resolve a standoff over the fate of immigrants stranded for...

Italy denies migrant rescue ship safe harbor

Italy denies migrant rescue ship safe harbor

Italy said on Monday it would not offer safe harbor to the 141 people rescued by the humanitarian ship, Aquarius, off the coast of Libya last week. It urged Britain or...

Italy to review Franco-Italian rail link

Italy to review Franco-Italian rail link

Italy’s Deputy Prime Minister, Luigi Di Maio, on Monday said an ambitious Franco-Italian rail link, known as TAV, had to be reviewed because it was opposed by local...

Italy relocates rescued migrants to EU states

Italy relocates rescued migrants to EU states

  The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) on Monday said hundreds of migrants stranded in the Mediterranean for days have disembarked in Italy before being relocated to other...