Italy, Austria seek to avoid Brenner Pass closure

April 28, 2016 4:52 PM

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MILAN – Italy's interior ministry says that Italy and Austria have reached terms to avoid closure of the heavily trafficked Brenner Pass border crossing that is an important conduit for tourists and goods transiting Europe.

Angelino Alfano said in Rome Thursday that he was assured by his visiting Austrian counterpart that "no wall will be constructed" at the Alpine border despite Austria's concerns of an influx of migrants through Italy now that the Balkans route has been closed. Alfano said blocking the pass would bri...

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