Rome, July 12 (IANS/AKI) No single nation can cope with major migration flows unaided and the "complex phenomenon" must be managed at European level, Italy's Premier Giuseppe Conte said on Thursday.
"Immigration is a complex phenomenon, that no one can claim to solve single-handed," Conte told Italian daily Corriere della Sera in an interview.
The current surge in migrants arriving in Italy from Tunisia aboard small boats away from the media glare is "insidious" and difficult to fight, he underlined.
"We are facing a phenomenon of organised crime, which always seeks new methods of making money," Conte stated.
Italy will continue to press the European Union to coordinate migrant patrols in the Mediterranean and to relocate migrants more effectively within the 28-member bloc, he said.
"We need coordination to manage patrols of our waters and coastline and for a more efficient mechanism to redistribute among European countries those migrants that come ashore."
Italy also needs to step up expulsions (of failed asylum-seekers or migrants denied international protection), Conte told Corriere della Sera.
"We must make repatriations more hard-hitting," he said.
Conte also highlighted the issue of secondary movements, when migrants head for second country, flouting the EU's so-called Dublin Regulation requiring them to claim asylum in the first country they arrive in.
"European countries are concerning about the problem of secondary movements and this is also an issue we cannot disregard," he said.
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) In what is seen as a major boost for the union territory (UT) of Ladakh, Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday launched winter grade diesel for the entire Ladakh region.
The Indian Oil Corp's (IOC) Panipat refinery has come up with a kind of diesel that can withstand the harsh winter conditions of the newly created UT where temperatures fall to sub zero of nearly -30 degree Celsius.
The winter grade diesel produced by Panipat Refinery for the first time has a pour point of - 33 degree C and does not lose its fluidity function even in the extreme winter weather of the region, unlike the normal grade of diesel which becomes exceedingly difficult to utilize. This winter grade diesel also meets BIS specification of the cleaner BS-VI grade diesel.
Amit Shah launched the supply of this special grade diesel in Ladakh via video conferencing from the national capital. Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan and BJP MP from Ladakh, Jamyang Tsering Namgyal, were present on the occasion.
Shah said that this special diesel for Ladakh has been developed to address the problem of loss of fuel during extreme winter conditions. The project is said to have cost more than Rs 50,000 crore.
The first tank truck containing winter grade HSD has been flagged off from IOC's Panipat marketing complex. Subsequent supplies of such diesel would be sent from the Jalandhar Terminal to the Leh and Kargil depots to meet demands of customers in the Leh-Ladakh region during peak winters.