Malta wants EU-Libyan patrols to stop boat migrants

Maltese government presents EU ministers with ‘non-paper’ to discuss placing EU guards outside Libyan territorial waters
Matthew Vella
The Maltese government has presented home affairs ministers of the EU with a “non-paper” – diplomatic-speak for a political memo – calling for joint patrols with the Libyan navy in a bid to stop the influx of migrants through the Central Mediterranean route.
Malta has assumed the presidency of the European Union and is currently tasked with the delicate bid to push the reform of the Dublin Regulation, which forces EU member states to process any asylum claims presented at their borders.
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Source: maltatoday.com.mt

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