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Reduce expenditure on migrants to save €1.5bln euros annually - Salvini

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Reduce expenditure on migrants to save €1.5bln euros annually - Salvini

Italy would like to cut the 35 euros its currently spends per day on sheltering migrants to make annual public savings of around 1.5 billion euros, anti-migrant interior minister Matteo Salvini said on Monday.

"The 35 euros will be reviewed in the context of the European average. There will be an average annual saving of 1.5 billion: money that will be reinvested in security," Salvini told reporters in Rome.

He was speaking after Italy's populist government on Monday issued a decree that toughened up asylum and repatriation rules.

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