France′s Emmanuel Macron blasts Italy for ′cynicism′ over migrant ship | News | DW


Top French officials on Tuesday publicly decriedItaly’s decision to reject port for the French NGO rescue ship, Aquarius, with 629 immigrants on board. According to Emmanuel Macron’s spokesman Benjamin Grivaux, the French president believes Italy was obligated to accept Aquarius under maritime law.

“There is a degree of cynicism and irresponsibility in the Italian government’s behavior with regards to this dramatic humanitarian situation,” Griveaux quoted Macron as saying.

Griveaux said Macron made the remarks during Tuesday’s weekly Cabinet meeting. Macron also praised Spain for pledging…



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