Gentiloni rejects Franco-German criticism on migrants

Foreign minister says Italy saves tens of thousands of lives

(ANSA) - Rome, August 26 - Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni chided Germany and France Wednesday for criticising Italy's migrant policy, saying "Italy does what it has to...and much more, saving tens of thousands of human lives and welcoming refugees".
    Speaking to the Corriere della Sera newspaper, Gentiloni said the Dublin agreement is out of date and new rules are needed on migrant flows, EU asylum and repatriation.
    In Hungary, meanwhile, police used tear gas to disperse 200 migrants protesting fingerprinting and in Germany Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Joachim Gauck visited asylum centres attacked Tuesday by neo-Nazi thugs.
   

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