Conte says Merkel called, EU migrant draft doc to be shelved

ANSA: Premier Giuseppe Conte said that he had spoken to German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday and won assurances that a draft document for Sunday’s meeting of eight EU states on migrants would be binned after it irked Rome. Interior Minister and Deputy Premier Matteo Salvini had suggested Conte might snub Sunday’s meeting after the draft put great stress on the stopping secondary movements of migrants within the EU and speeding procedures to send them back to the State where they first arrived – which is frequently Italy.