The Italian Military are negotiating a deal to help Albania secure its border with Greece, fearing smugglers are poised to transport migrants and Jihadist by boat, straight to Italy.

Albania has already increased patrols (pictured above) along its border with Greece, as migrants desperately search to reopen the ‘Balkans route’ to the Welfare states of Northern Europe after Macedonia to closed its borders on the 2oth of February.

With Macedonia now returning thousands of migrants to Greece when they find ways around their new fence, and Bulgaria using their military to patrol the fence, Albania is the next obvious target.

The agreement will be finalised when Italian Interior Minister Angelino Alfano visits Albania next week. Speaking in Brussels last week,  Mr. Alfano said Italy would work with Albania to “do everything possible to prevent terrorism and illegal migration”.

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