Conte: ‘The Time Has Come To Change The Page’ On Immigration In Europe

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Italy’s new prime minister Giuseppe Conte said “the time has come to change the page” on immigration in Europe, according to a tweet Friday.

Conte, 53, who was sworn into office Jun. 1., reaffirmed his commitment to cracking down on people immigrating to Europe in a tweet. Conte also met with French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris Friday to discuss migration, according to euronews. (RELATED: Italy’s New Prime Minister Stresses Eurosceptic Ideas In First Speech To Parliament)

“The time has come to change the page in regards to immigration. Those who step foot in Italy, step foot in Europe,” the Italian politician wrote. (RELATED: Italian Prime Minister Prepared To Cancel France Visit After Macron Denounced Italy For Refusing Migrants)

Conte previously discussed Euro-scepticsm during his first speech to Parliament earlier in June. The prime minister said that it is time to “put an end to the immigration ‘business,'” during his speech. He also said that he wanted to re-evaluate the European Union’s Dublin Regulation which requires all members of the EU to look into asylum requests pertaining to their country.

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