Italy remiss in fingerprinting migrants say EU sources

Omissions 'hinder police investigations'

(ANSA) - Brussels, December 17 - EU sources said Thursday Italy has been remiss in collecting migrant fingerprints, because it is only taking those of asylum seekers and not of all individuals seeking entry into Europe. "Gathering fingerprints from asylum seekers does not absolve Italy from the obligation of taking them from all undocumented people crossing the external (Schengen Area) borders as well," the sources said.
    This omission hinders Europol and other international police forces from identifying suspects and investigating "terrorist or other criminal threats", the sources said.
   

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