Italy 'proud' of migrant rescue work says FM

Put citizen at centre of Europe, Alfano tells State of the Union

05 May, 11:24

    (ANSAmed) - FLORENCE, MAY 5 - Italy is "proud" of its migrant rescue work in the Mediterranean, Foreign Minister Angelino Alfano said at The State of the Union conference in Florence's Palazzo Vecchio Friday.

    Alfano added that "Mediterranean challenges are an opportunity for common (EU) defence".

    The EU must try to place the citizen "at the centre of the European agenda", he added. Alfano also said that it would be a "mistake" to consider the EU's "conquests" as "irreversible".

    "The challenge is to save Europe, and we are ready," he said.

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