EC opens migrants infraction procedure against Italy

Move concerns failure to respect fingerprinting rules

(ANSA) - Brussels, December 10 - The European Commission on Thursday said that it has opened infringement procedures against Italy, Greece and Croatia over their handling of asylum seekers. The move regards the alleged failure to correctly implement the Eurodac Regulation, which demands the fingerprinting of asylum seekers and transmission of data to the Eurodac central system within 72 hours. "The European Commission sent administrative letters to Greece, Croatia and Italy in October," an EU statement said. "Two months later, concerns have not been effectively addressed".


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