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Dealing with migration as an emergency reveals Italy’s government lacks a long-term strategy on migration

Interviewed by Marta Silvia Viganò of Deutsche Welle on Italy’s declaration of a state of emergency over migration, MPG’s Legal Policy Analyst Dr. Carmine Conte states that “dealing with migration as an emergency is, consistent with the government’s line on migration. Seeking to criminalize NGOs helping migrants at sea. The polarization of the debate around migration by the Italian government reveals the lack of a long-term comprehensive strategy for migration management that protects human rights and ensures safe access to Europe.”

About the Migration Policy Group (MPG)

MPG is an independent think-and-do-tank based in Brussels. MPG’s purpose is rooted in its ability to inspire networks to provide evidence-based projects, research and campaigns in the areas of integration, migration and anti-discrimination.