Continuing her crusade against Malta’s contribution to the immigration situation, Susanna Ceccardi reiterated claims that Malta has no immigrants out and about.
The mayor of a small town in Tuscany, Ceccardi appeared on La7 to discuss Prime Minister Salvini’s new statements against Malta and the unfair treatment of Italy.
“Look, I won’t get into whether or not they want to limit the number of immigrants they accept,” she said. “I get why they want to do that, like we want to do that. But it’s not fair that Malta is not treated the same way Italy is.”
Ceccardi first came into the public eye after posting a video outside Kastilja claiming that Malta wasn’t pulling its weight because there “wasn’t even one refugee or illegal immigrant”.
Now she’s clarified that her investigation didn’t just look around Valletta. Visiting Malta on vacation and to learn English, Ceccardi claims she didn’t see refugees at the touristic sites either, which she visited on her own volition across the island.
Yesterday, the Maltese government issued a response to Salvini’s most recent accusations, saying: “Malta always participated in solidarity mechanisms and was the first European Union member state to fulfil its commitments with regard to the European Commission’s solidarity mechanism with respect to Italy and Greece.”
“Furthermore, Malta always adheres to international laws and applicable conventions,” the statement concluded.