Italy’s Salvini slams EU ‘charity’ offer to pay €6,000 per rescued migrant

Italy’s Interior Minister Matteo Salvini has slammed an EU offer to give members states €6,000 for each migrant they rescue as “charity,” claiming the bloc simply misses the target of what is actually needed.

As part of efforts to assume a “truly shared regional responsibility” for the ongoing migrant crisis, the EU’s executive said on Tuesday that the offer would be valid for those member states willing to take in migrants disembarking from rescue boats.

But Salvini swiftly rejected the proposal, saying it is far from enough.

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