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Italy wields EU funding in migrant row

STALEMATE:Migrants who were barred from disembarking after their rescue on Aug. 15 started a hunger strike, while Italy demanded that the EU commit to taking some in

AFP, ROME

Meanwhile, the French presidency called for a “coordinated, long-term European mechanism” to distribute migrants that would include Italy.

“There are forces in Italy that are looking to cooperate. We want to believe Italy wishes to play the game,” Elysee Palace said.

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