28 April 2010
By the end of this week Commissioner Cecilia Malmström will discuss asylum and migration with two of the Member States that receive most of the Union's asylum applications: Italy and Malta.
On 29-30 April, Cecilia Malmström will visit Rome and Valletta. There, she will meet with Italian Minister for Foreign Affairs Franco Frattini, Maltese Prime Minister Lawrence Gonzi and Malta's Minister for Justice and Home Affairs Carmelo Mifsud Bonnici as well as other politicians and representatives from civil society. On the agenda are also visits to refugee and rescue coordination centres.