Italy's Roma community includes people originally from Romania and the former Yugoslavia. Regarding Roma with Italian citizenship, "unfortunately we will have to keep" them, says Interior Minister Salvini.
Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, who took office just over a week ago, has given instructions for the boat to be admitted to the eastern port of Valencia after Italy and Malta refused to let it dock.
The coalition of the anti-establishment Five Star Movement and anti-migrant the League has been high on hostile rhetoric, but it remains to be seen whether it translates into reality.
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