EU needs Turkish-style migration deal on Libya: Maltese PM

By Gabriela Baczynska
The European Union needs to reach a deal on curbing the flow of migrants trying to sail on smugglers’ boats from Libya to Italy, the prime minister of Malta, holder of the EU’s rotating presidency, said on Wednesday.
Joseph Muscat said the new measures should have the same impact as an agreement struck with Turkey last year that cut the number of migrants and refugees reaching Europe from Turkish shores to below 390,000 from well over a million in 2015, according to the International Organization for Migration (IOM).
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