How will Italy deal with the latest refugee arrivals? | Inside Story

Italy’s new prime minister is facing a major test of her election pledge to block migrant rescue ships.
Giorgia Meloni’s government is refusing to allow hundreds of people to disembark at the Sicilian port of Catania.
Humanitarian organisations say anyone rescued is considered vulnerable and entitled to protection.
How will Meloni deal with the standoff?

And how much responsibility lies with the rest of the EU?

Presenter: Dareen Abughaida

Guests:

Cecilia Sottilotta – Assistant Professor, Political Science, University for Foreigners of Perugia

Hermine Poschmann – Mission Lifeline Board Member

Valerie Fargion – Professor, Politics of European Integration, University of Florence

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