'Italy only has room for 10% of migrants'
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Salvini: 'Italy only has room for migrants fleeing war'

Matteo Salvini, Italy's deputy prime minister, says he will deport the majority of migrants attempting to enter the country - with or without the support of the European Union.

"Brussels has been promising us help and assistance for years and has been doing nothing," he told the BBC's Stephen Sackur.

Italy's deputy prime minister, Matteo Salvini, is facing a criminal investigation after being accused by the Sicilian authorities of kidnapping people aboard a migrant boat.

You can see the Hardtalk interview in full on Wednesday 12 Sep on BBC World News and the BBC News Channel and after on BBC iPlayer (UK only).

  • 11 Sep 2018