Italy set to pass EU migrant directive
Government says migrants will have longer-term protections09 October, 19:38
The decree meets the European Union's Directive 51.
Italy faced infraction proceedings because it had not enacted the directive.
The decree allows greater freedom and protections for the 155 survivors of last Thursday's migrant boat disaster.
The permits also give the survivors mobility rights within the European Union so they can study or seek work in countries beyond Italy.
The survivors had been facing formal investigation as undocumented migrants, a criminal offence under Italian law.