An Italian policeman stands guard outside the ‘Mondo Migliore’ after some 100 refugees and migrants arrive at the center.
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A row between Italy's populist government and the EU could sink hopes of ending Europe's long-standing crisis over migrants, and even raises doubts about Rome's place in the bloc, analysts and officials say. Despite a sharp drop in asylum-seekers entering Europe since a 2015 peak, Italy is turning away ships with migrants rescued at sea in a campaign to make EU countries take their share. Despite an apparent deal by EU leaders meeting in Brussels on June 29, Italy has continued to reject rescue ships until EU countries agree to take their share of migrants.Guenther Oettinger, the EU's budget commissioner, warned Italy would be running risks by becoming the first in EU history to refuse to pay its budget contribution.Countries led by Hungary rejected an EU scheme agreed in 2015 to relocate 160,000 Syrian and other asylum seekers from Italy and Greece, the main landing points during Europe's worst migration crisis since World War II.
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