Matteo Salvini, Italy’s deputy PM and Interior Minister, also Federal Secretary of Northern League, has accused Romania and Bulgaria that they are sending “slaves” to Western Europe, while calling the two countries to restrict the human trafficking and exploitation cases.
Two car crashes in southern Italy that led to the death of 16 extra-Community immigrants who were working as seasonal workers have stirred a wide debate on the exploitation of the foreign workers.
“We’ll try to enforce coercion measures for the legality of transports; 300 transportation means have been seized lately, delivery vans with Bulgarian license plates, which had no insurance. There is also an import of slaves from the EU countries: Romania and Bulgaria. I will write to my colleagues from these countries for, considering they are part of the European Union, must take actions in their turn to have control on the transportation means and on people. The goal is a transparent management of transports, in order to stop businesses of the organized crime groups,” said Matteo Salvini, quoted by Il Messaggero and by TGcom24.Mediaset.it.