Italian Senate gives final approval to softening of migration rules

The Italian Senate on Friday approved a security decree that paves the way for the scrapping of migration reforms championed by former hardline interior minister Matteo Salvini. Only two lawmakers opposed the decree in Friday’s vote, which came after a brawl on Thursday in which politicians of different camps had to be separated by ushers. News agency ANSA reported that the fight ensued after senators from the Lega party had objections about the voting process. The new rules are to lower fines for sea rescue boats entering ports without authorization from half a million euros to between 10,000…

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