EU migrant crisis: Italy threatens to withhold €20bn over migrant ship Diciotti | World | News | Express.co.uk

On Thursday, with no solution in sight, Italy’s Deputy Prime Minister Luigi Di Maio said the coalition government, formed of the Five Star Movement (MS5) and La Lega, would vote to suspend funding to the EU next year.

They said they would do so if partners do not agree to take in migrants now being held on a coast guard ship in Sicily.

In a video posted on Facebook, Mr Di Maio said: “If tomorrow nothing comes out of a European Commission meeting on redistributing migrants from the Diciotti ship, the 5-Star and I will not be willing to give €20bn each year to the EU.”

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Italy only pay sthe EU 3.5 Billion, but who cares?