(ANSAmed) - ROME, JULY 25 - The Italian Council of Ministers approved, upon the proposal of Interior Minister Roberto Maroni, "the extension in the entire national territory of the declaration of a state of emergency for the persistent and exceptional flow of non-EU citizens, with the aim of boosting the activities for the phenomenon's opposing and management," the final statement released by the government after the council's session reads. A technical provision already adopted in the past which contributes to adopt "accelerated procedures for management of the new detention centres as well as interventions of ordinary maintenance in structures subject to every-day decline", according to a statement of Viminale is the sense of the "spread of the declaration of state of emergency throughout the national territory" for the illegal immigration on which polemics has already aroused.
Se the AFP communication in German.
24.07.2008 @ 09:27  EUOBSERVER / BRUSSELS - EU home affairs ministers are gathering in Brussels to discuss a number of proposals on immigration, attempting to set a common approach across member states.

Eyes will also be on Italy after the country passed a controversial law on Wednesday (23 July) that would make undocumented migration a crime punishable by up to four years in jail.