Govt decree moves 15mn from asylum to anti-terror fund

'You don't fight terror by undermining integration' says SEL

(ANSA) - Rome, February 27 - The government is taking almost 15 million euros from its national fund for asylum seekers to finance new measures in its anti-terror decree, sources said Friday.
    The decree extends Italian military missions abroad and beefs up the so-called Safe Streets operation at home.
    Safe Streets sees military personnel deployed at government buildings and monuments, in the Campania region where it is fighting environmental crimes by the Camorra mafia, and in Milan ahead of the Expo world's fair opening May 1.
    The decree increases the Safe Streets troops from 3,000 to 4,800.
    The opposition leftwing Left Ecology Freedom (SEL) party protested the move.
    "You don't fight terrorism by taking money away from...integration," said SEL Lower House whip Arturo Scotto.


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