According To ANSA.It, Italian Interior Minister Marco Minniti is to travel to Tunisia on Wednesday before transferring to Malta in order to obtain a rapid green light for repatriations all irregular migrants.
There are also plans to alter the crime of illegal immigration in order to avoid suspects remaining in Italy until the end of legal proceedings against them, added ANSA.
ANSA revealed that the new provisions come as the government considers establishing identification and expulsion centres (CIE) in every region. Italy currently has 10 CIEs, of which only four are operating. The plan is to speed up renovations already underway and use military barracks when necessary.
The Italian authorities also aim to reach new bilateral agreements with African countries, underlined ANSA.