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Italian minister declares victory as Spain accepts migrants

Matteo Salvini, who refused to let ship carrying 629 migrants to dock, says: ‘We have opened a front in Brussels’Matteo Salvini, Italy’s far-right interior minister, has declared victory after a stand-off over the fate of 629 migrants on a humanitarian rescue boat prompted Spain to agree to accept them.The dramatic clash, after the populist and far right government in Italy refused to allow the MS Aquarius to dock over the weekend, suggested that Europe could face a humanitarian crisis this summer as it comes to grips with the new Italian...

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Published By: theguardian.com - 7 days ago