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RT published this video item, entitled “The island of Lampedusa overwhelmed by migrants, EU has no solution” – below is their description.
Amid a surge of migrant arrivals to the island of Lampedusa, with more than 2,000 mostly African migrants having arrrived there, Austria has rejected a plea for other EU countries to take in migrants from Italy. The Mayor of Lampedusa tells RT that there’s no help from Brussels at present.
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In This Story: Austria
It is bordered by Germany to the northwest; the Czech Republic to the north; Slovakia to the northeast; Hungary to the east; Slovenia and Italy to the south; and Switzerland and Liechtenstein to the west.
Austria occupies an area of 83,879 km2 (32,386 sq mi) and has a population of nearly 9 million people. While German is the country’s official language, many Austrians communicate informally in a variety of Bavarian dialects.
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The European Union (EU) is a political and economic union of 27 member states that are located primarily in Europe. Its members have a combined area of 4,233,255.3 km² and an estimated total population of about 447 million.
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The capital, Rome, is home to the Vatican as well as landmark art and ancient ruins. Other major cities include Florence, with Renaissance masterpieces such as Michelangelo’s “David” and Brunelleschi’s Duomo; Venice, the city of canals; and Milan, Italy’s fashion capital.