Italy's Salvini snubs migrant crisis meeting in Paris

Far-right Italian interior minister Matteo Salvini has declined to take part in a meeting of his European counterparts in Paris on Monday aimed at defining a common policy towards relocation and repatriation of migrants arriving on the continent in clandestine crossings of the Mediterranean, arguing that France and Germany are ignoring 'the demands of the most-exposed countries like us and Malta'. 

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Matteo Salvini accused France and Germany of snubbing the European nation most exposed to migration, highlighting divisions within the EU and returning to an issue popular with his supporters as he weighs whether to seek a snap election in Italy, reports Bloomberg.