EU naval mission is 'migrant magnet' Damning verdict on Brussels plan 'helping smugglers'

EU naval mission is 'migrant magnet' Damning verdict on Brussels plan 'helping smugglers'
 

A scathing report by the House of Lords EU Committee concluded that the multi-million pound operation has not disrupted trafficking gangs “in any meaningful way” in another huge blow to the Brussels project. 
Instead, British peers said there is merit to growing concerns that Operation Sophia is acting as a “magnet to migrants and easing the task of smugglers”. 
Because EU ships are patrolling international waters far out into the Mediterranean smugglers only need to get their rickety rafts part way across the sea, rather than having to make the entire journey. 
The Royal Navy is heavily... read more

 
13 May 2016 in World News, Views: 35
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