Italy's Foreign Minister Angelino Alfano delivers a press conference with the Special Representative to the Secretary General of the United Nations for Libya in Rome on August 8, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Alberto PIZZOLI (Photo credit should read ALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP/Getty Images)

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Rome can’t cope with the migration crisis alone but has been abandoned by Europe, Italian Foreign Minister Angelino Alfano said in an interview with Bild published Sunday.
Asked whether he felt Italy had been abandoned by other European countries, Alfano said: “A very clear yes,” pointing to the failure of EU governments to agree on a new burden-sharing mechanism proposed by the European Commission last year.
“Italy is contributing, but we cannot cope with this burden alone,” he said, before acknowledging “the only solution” to ensuring fewer migrants reach Italy “is in Libya.”
Alfano refused to criticize German …