Mass Immigration from Tunisia Italy Seeks to Pass Problem on to EU Partners

Europe is celebrating the emergence of new democracies in North Africa, but the recent upheaval has caused a massive wave of immigration, with thousands landing on the Italian island of Lampedusa in recent months. The government in Rome wants to move the immigrants on to other EU member states.
Italy is hoping illegal immigrants arriving from North Africa will move on further north.

Italy is hoping illegal immigrants arriving from North Africa will move on further north.

Foto: Ettore Ferrari/ dpa