Four new CPRs across Italy
Six other CPRs are currently operating in Italy, with a total of 778 places. They are located in Bari, Brindisi, Caltanissetta, Turin, Palazzo San Gervasio (Potenza), and Trapani.
Work is underway to open four other CPRs, in Gradisca d'Isonzo (Gorizia), Milan, Macomer (Nuoro), and Modena, which will be able to host up to 392 people.
Because of this and because the government says it plans to deport more migrants, Rome is planning to increase the number of CPRs to at least one facility for every one of the 20 regions in Italy. "This way expulsion procedures [...] will be more effective, although currently some left-wing regional governors continue to oppose the facilities," interior ministry sources said.
Toninelli tells Salvini to speed up repatriations
Meanwhile, migrant flows continue to be a source of conflict within the Italian government.
Transport Minister Danilo Toninelli told his colleague, Interior Minister Matteo Salvini, that he hoped for more effort on migrant repatriation. "An activity that needs to be incentivized is that of repatriations. We expect from the interior minister that there will be improvements in this area starting in September," he said.