Berlusconi vows to complete operations in Lampedusa
3 April 2011 Last updated at 11:25 BST
The Italian authorities say they hope to complete their operations to remove thousands of North African migrants from the island of Lampedusa on Sunday.
More than 20,000 immigrants, mainly from Tunisia, have reached the Italian island in recent weeks. Many of them have been sent to camps on the mainland, from which some have escaped and headed for France.
Dominic Kane reports.