Armed French customs officials have provoked widespread anger by entering a migrant clinic at a train station across the Italian border. [More]
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Political figures in Italy who have taken in more than 600,000 migrants in the past four years condemned this move  French ambassador Christian Masset was called to Rome on Saturday to explain to the Italian Foreign Ministry what happened.
" French border officials entered – armed – the clinic based in Bardonecchia, which forced a migrant urine test and intimidation of our physician and mediators and lawyers," said the medical organization, which has a clinic in the premises , Operates Rainbow for Africa.
The organization said the actions of the French officers had "seriously disturbed" the work of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in Italian institutions.
She added that the French border was "becoming increasingly militarized" and called for a change in France's strict policy of rejecting migrants.
However, the French government responded by saying that the officials had requested permission to enter the center at the train station in the Italian ski resort and get in.
It was said that a French team of customs officers on board a train traveling to Italy suspected that a Nigerian rail passenger carrying Italian residence was transporting drugs
French customs officials were waiting for the passenger to get off the train Using the station in Bardonecchia to receive a urine sample Under a bi-national agreement, it added, insisting that the officials had followed the procedure.
The test results were negative.
The mayor of Bardonecchia, Francesco Avato, said he was "very upset" about the news, adding that the French officers had "no right" to go into the property.
Former Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta said the incident was "another mistake on the migrants' issue".
Augusta Montaruli, one of Italy's extreme right-wing brothers, said the behavior of the French officers in Bardonecchia was "very serious".
"This is an unprecedented lack of respect for Italy," she said. "We are not Macron's toilet," she added, hinting that the French president treated his neighbor with contempt.
French media point out that country Customs officials often reject migrants to the center of Bardonecchia when trying to enter France.
Bardonecchia is the first station in Italy on the high-speed line from Paris to Milan.
Migrants who have crossed the Mediterranean and arrived in Italy sometimes try, despite the snowfall, to cross the Italian Alps weather conditions and terrain.
Note on terminology: The BBC uses the term migrant to refer to all people who are not yet able to apply for asylum. This group includes people fleeing war-torn countries such as Syria, which are likely to be granted refugee status, as well as people seeking work and living a better life. Governments that are likely to govern are economic migrants.