Italy yesterday brought in a law making it easier to expel 'undesirables' from other EU countries.
The move came amid outrage over the sex attack murder of an admiral's wife by a Romanian migrant.
Previously, EU citizens could only be sent home if they could be shown to pose a threat to the state, usually interpreted as a terrorist.
Now they can be kicked out if they are 'a threat to society', which allows more scope.
Before the new laws, Italian expulsion orders were lengthy and complicated. Now any EU citizen who has a conviction, or was under investigation, or was otherwise deemed a threat to society, could be held.Powered by ScribeFire.
Each case would then go before a magistrate who would make a decision on expulsion within 48 hours. There is no appeal.