Rescued migrants wait to disembark from the Irish Navy ship Le Eithne at the Taranto harbor, Italy, Monday, June 8, 2015. (AP Photo/Gaetano Lo Porto)
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Italy's government on Monday slammed the country's powerful northern regions for their "unjust" refusal to accommodate more migrants, begging the question of where thousands of incoming refugees will find shelter.Renzi said Maroni, a former interior minister, was partly to blame for signing Italy up to the EU's Dublin treaty, which obliges asylum seekers to apply for refuge in their country of entry.Lombardy, Italy's richest region, has taken in 9.0 percent of the country's approximately 76,000 asylum seekers, while Veneto has taken 4.0 percent and Liguria 2.0 percent. EU migration commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos, speaking at the same Rome press conference as Alfano, reiterated the European Union's "support" and "solidarity" with Italy on the issue, adding that it was not the only country dealing with the growing influx of migrants from the Middle East and Africa.
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