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Italian authorities have evacuated a migrant camp on the Italian border near Ventimiglia and taken its residents to a formal reception centre as numbers of African migrants continue to rise in the summer months, when sea crossings from North Africa are less dangerous.
The Sant’Antonio church had offered refuge to many migrants from sub-Saharan Africa. Maurizio Marmo, of the local branch of Caritas, an organisation linked to the Catholic Church, told French daily Le Figaro: “Between 31 May and mid-July, we welcomed 5,000 migrants here.”
For many residents of the Côte d’Azur, Ventimiglia is best known for its cheaper prices and Friday market, which attracts thousands of French visitors. But for many thousands of desperate refugees, Ventimiglia has become a stopping point on their way to France, and for many, to the ultimate goal of a better life in the UK.
Remote working for cross-border employees was the hot topic of discussion between the Monaco government and Italy’s new Ambassador in Monaco Giulio Alaimo this week.
The National Council has passed a long-awaited bill allowing the SBM to chase bad debts incurred at its casinos – a move which could already put millions back into its coffers.
The Principality has received four new ambassadors this week from Japan, Spain, Czech Republic and India.
Four weeks after France entered its second lockdown, the country will begin its gradual release, with stores reopening just in time for the busy Christmas period.