01. März 2014 · Kommentare deaktiviert für EU Asylverfahren nach Libyen vorverlagert – Vorschlag aus Malta · Kategorien: Libyen, Malta · Tags: , ,

Malta proposes EU office in Libya to consider asylum applications

The idea of an office in Libya to process asylum applications has been put forward by Maltese Minister of Home Affairs Manuel Mallia.

Such an office, run under the auspices of the EU, could help stem the flow of illegal immigrants who make the dangerous journey to Europe in unsafe vessels, according to the Times of Malta.

If migrants could apply for European asylum in Libya and find out if they would be accepted, fewer would have to pay criminal gangs to help them attempt to cross the Mediterranean, he said.
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01. März 2014 · Kommentare deaktiviert für Libysche Küstenwache stoppt 107 Boat-people, 7 Tote · Kategorien: Libyen · Tags: , , ,

Coastguard rescues over a hundred migrants

The Libyan Coastguard rescued 107 migrants, including 20 women and a baby, some 20 miles off the coast of Tripoli last night.

Prior to the rescue, seven people in the boat died after being thrown into the sea, according to Libyan news agency LANA. Navy Chief of Staff spokesman, Ayoub Omar Qasim said those rescued, who had been trying to get to Europe, were taken to holding centres in Tripoli, from where they would be deported to their home countries.

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