18. Mai 2015 · Kommentare deaktiviert für EU backs migrant crisis naval force – BBC · Kategorien: Europa, Mittelmeer · Tags: ,

Quelle: BBC News

EU ministers have approved plans to establish a naval force to combat people-smugglers operating from Libya.

The aim is to launch the operation next month, with a headquarters in Rome under an Italian admiral, EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said.

The EU is struggling to cope with a surge in illegal migrants from Africa and the Middle East crossing the Mediterranean Sea to reach Europe.

Ms Mogherini was speaking after talks with EU foreign and defence ministers.

The UK is playing the lead role at the UN Security Council in drafting a resolution that would give the EU a legal basis for using military force against people traffickers.

There would be three phases in the naval operation, the EU foreign policy chief explained:

  • Intelligence gathering on smugglers
  • Inspection and detection of smugglers‘ boats
  • Destruction of those boats

„It is not so much the destruction of the boats but the destruction of the business models of the (smugglers‘) networks themselves,“ she explained. […]

18. Mai 2015 · Kommentare deaktiviert für Warschau: Anti Frontex Tage · Kategorien: Balkanroute · Tags: ,


Antifrontex days 19-22 may, 2015

On May, 21st, 2015 the crème de la crème of European racism will gather in Warsaw, Poland, to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the creation of one of the most influential meta-organisations that guards assets of the Fortress Europe.

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18. Mai 2015 · Kommentare deaktiviert für Libyen: 400 Flüchtlinge bei Abfahrt verhaftet · Kategorien: Italien, Libyen · Tags: ,

Quelle: Your Middle East

400 Europe-bound migrants held in Libya dawn raid

Libyan authorities arrested 400 illegal migrants, including several pregnant women, at dawn on Sunday as they prepared to board boats for Europe, officials said.

Most of the migrants were Somalis and Ethiopians and included „pregnant women“, said Mohammed Abdelsalam al-Kuwiri, spokesman for a unit in the Tripoli-based government that combats illegal migration.

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