Undersecretary for European Affairs Sandro Gozi on Friday said that migrants who come to the European Union must respect its shared values or risk expulsion, responding to the reports of attacks on New Year's Eve in Cologne which German police on Tuesday said were committed by men of "Arab or North African appearance".

"Here, the Quran comes after the Constitution, here women are equal to men and aren't imprisoned inside a burqa," Gozi said.

"These are the values that must be respected by those who want to come here. Those who don't respect them must be expelled," he said.

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