Though Italy's Meloni campaigned on stopping the landing of migrant boats on Italian shores, her success on this matter was short-lived as the number of people entering the country by boats has skyrocketed since January. The migration crisis in Europe can only be successfully addressed if the EU operates as a cohesive group to deal with the root causes that are prompting people to risk their lives to flee their own countries.
It is ridiculous that Darmanin has attempted to pass the buck on the migration issue, aggressively blaming Italy's Meloni for the current crisis. Ironically, it's the leader of his country, Pres. Emmanuel Macron, who should take the initiative to coordinate the European response to the chaos in the Mediterranean as he has posed as the EU's senior statesman since late 2021.