As a follow-up to the video from earlier tonight, the following clip reports on discussions between the interior ministers of Italy and Germany, respectively Matteo Salvini and Horst Seehofer.
Messrs. Salvini and Seehofer “agree on most of [their] aims, especially on an effort to control the outer border of Europe”, but what they do not agree on is the disposition of the million+ migrants who have accumulated like storm debris in Germany, Austria, the Netherlands, and points north. Northern Europe would send the wretched refuse back to Italy, whence it registered and came, but Mr. Salvini is having none of that.
Neither minister will let such differences get in the way of a good photo-op, however.
|00:00||German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer and his Italian counterpart Matteo Salvini|
|00:05||want to cooperate more closely on the topic of migration and refugees,|
|00:09||according to Seehofer after talking with Salvini in Innsbruck:|
|00:13||We agree on most of our aims, especially on an effort to control the outer border of Europe|
|00:23||more vigorously, and more effectively in the future, and to reduce migration.|
|00:29||The talks also discussed sea rescue in the Mediterranean.|
|00:33||In recent weeks Italy had repeatedly closed its harbors|
|00:37||to the ships of rescue organizations that had rescued migrants.|
|00:41||Salvini accuses the rescuers of supporting human trafficking.|
|00:44||The rescue organizations deny that.