The president of Veneto, Luca Zaia, in an interview with "La Stampa" observes that "Europe is not dealing with this biblical exodus, it no longer considers the Italian borders as European borders". And the consequence of this situation is that "Italy is becoming the soft underbelly of Europe and little by little we will also become its refugee camp". Zaia attacks: "We have the embarrassment of having a Europe that is totally absent, at large, which is not dealing with the problem at all." From his point of view, in fact, proof of weakness, or rather of the absence of Brussels is linked to the fact that the decisions taken by Germany, Austria and France they were taken without any community intervention, practically in silence: “In Europe we voted and wanted Schengen, now I don't see why some countries have to close their borders. And this is proven proof of another aspect: the relocations of immigrant citizens who arrive in Italy have no effectiveness at a European level, they can be counted on the fingers of one hand." A change of pace is needed: "We are worried about the dignity of hospitality: those fleeing from death and hunger must have dignified hospitality but very often it goes haywire because economic migrants arrive who have nothing to do with death and hunger." A situation that is leading to a "change in the physiognomy of our communities. For this reason we should review health, educational and social services in general."
Interventions which certainly have an economic cost for the regions and for the country system and which could also bring with them social tensions and an increase in feelings of racism. Zaia sees it like this: “This doesn't mean that we are against a multi-ethnic society. But one thing is a natural process, another is what is happening now, which has nothing to do with the natural process." And she adds: "Those who die of hunger must be helped, but here we have a problem called Europe." In the meantime, however, the Meloni government is carrying forward the plan to create centers for permanence and repatriation. The governor separates the CPR from the topic of the arrival of migrants on Italian territory. The presidents of the regions are divided on whether or not to accept the government's decision to host one in each region: “The CPR is a link in the immigration chain but it does not depend on the Regions. It seems that the national objective is to have one per region. We are talking about administrative detention of a maximum of 18 months aimed at repatriation. It has nothing to do with the arrival of migrants in Italian territory,” concluded Zaia.