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EU hands Libya coast guard boats ahead of migration summit

by Press Room


The EU commission gave the Libyan Coast Guard the first of five new EU-funded patrol boats to help prevent migrants and asylum seekers from fleeing to Europe.

The handover on Monday (6 February) in Italy by EU commissioner Oliver Varhelyi to Libya’s minister of foreign affairs comes just days ahead of an EU summit on migration.

  • A Libyan patrol boat which had chased a boat of migrants into Malta’s search-and-rescue zone (Photo:…



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