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Euronews data about refugee ecpultion

In fact, under his tenure as Interior Minister and Deputy Prime Minister of Italy, there has been a fall in removals of illegal non-EU citizens.

 

To repatriate somebody from Italy it is essential that:

a) the person does not enjoy international protection and has been correctly served with an expulsion order;

b) the country of origin recognises the person as a citizen;

c) valid bilateral agreements exist with the relevant country.

In Europe, one state is particularly "efficient" when it comes to carrying out expulsions of irregular immigrants: Switzerland.

According to Corriere del Ticino, in 2017 some "56.8% were sent home, against a rate of 36.6% for the European Union." What was the strategy followed by Switzerland, and why does it work better than the Italian one?

First of all, the numbers

In 2017, 7,147 people left the country by air under the supervision of the authorities according to the Swiss Secretariat for Migration. Data supplied by the agency to Euronews put the 2018 figure at 3,029. Given that there are estimated to be 76,000 irregular immigrants in the Swiss Federation, the percentage repatriated was 9.4% in 2017 and 3.9% in 2018.