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The diplomatic spat last week among Italy, Malta and France over who should take responsibility for some 630 people rescued at sea shows that the biggest challenge Europe faces today is migration.The crisis threatening the very existence of the European Union is the enemy within: the inability of the 28 states that make up the world's biggest trading bloc to manage those migrant arrivals collectively.Long-suffering EU nations like Italy and Greece, where most sea migrants enter, feel abandoned by other EU nations.For two years, EU governments have battled without success to fix Dublin's biggest contradiction: that migrants must seek protection in the first European country they arrive in. With most migrants entering the Europe via Turkey or Libya, that chiefly means Mediterranean countries like Greece and Italy.The new populist government in Rome found this hard to swallow, given that French border police have been routinely blocking thousands of migrants who try to leave Italy, upholding the EU's flawed asylum rules.Spain also rescued 933 other migrants from 68 different smuggling boats Friday and Saturday, and recovered four bodies.Austria and Denmark, meanwhile, are championing the idea of setting up migrant camps outside western Europe, in the neighboring Balkans.
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