Via Deutsche Welle:
Italy's decision to grant temporary visas to thousands of economic migrants following political turmoil in North Africa will be the major topic of discussion at a meeting of European Union interior ministers in Luxembourg on Monday.
Germany and France have been especially opposed to the influx of migrants entering Europe.
"We cannot accept that many economic migrants will come into Europe through Italy," said German Interior Minister Hans-Peter Friedrich before the meeting. "We expect Italy to adhere to the legal standards and fulfill its duties."