Spain, France, Italy fly illegal immigrants back
22 September 2005, MADRID — The first flight to repatriate illegal immigrants organised by three European countries has taken off.
22 September 2005
MADRID — The first flight to repatriate illegal immigrants organised by three European countries has taken off.
Spain, France and Italy organised the flight to take 125 Romanians back to their own country.
Seventy-five were living Spain, 30 in France and 20 in Italy.
The flight started off from Madrid, then travelled to Paris and Rome before finally touching-down in Bucharest.
The initiative was organised at a meeting in July of the G-5 group of major European nations which also includes Germany and Britain.
It is designed to make the repatriation of illegal immigrants from Europe more efficient and coordinated.
Another flight, bound for Ecuador and Colombia with more illegal immigrants, is scheduled for next month.
[Copyright EFE with Expatica]
Subject: Spanish news