Italy at saturation point: ports could be blocked to stop migrants

ANSA: Italy took a formal step to protest the migrant emergency with Brussels Wednesday and said that foreign ships may be stopped from docking in Italian ports unless the situation improves. With over 12,000 migrants landing in the last 48 hours, Rome said the situation, with its impact on social and political life, was “unsustainable” and “at the limit“. Italy is taking a formal step with the European Commission in relation to the large numbers of asylum seekers landing on its shores, ANSA sources said.