EU says no new funds for migrants off Italy

Pressure on Europe rises after 30 die in crossing

(ANSA) - Brussels, June 30 - The EU is looking for ways "to contribute more" financially to migrant rescues off Italy, but only "with respect to existing resources", EU Home Affairs Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom said Monday. German President Joachim Gauck urged greater help for Italy earlier Monday after roughly 30 bodies were found aboard the latest migrant boat to arrive off Sicily. Reciprocity on asylum seekers and migrants was scratched from EU summit conclusions last week under strong pressure from northern European members.


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