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More pathways for migrants to Europe can foil people smugglers – border clampdowns will not - The Conversation UK

Luigi Achilli does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organization that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment. Partners. University of ...and more »

If the EU wants to be the bastion of liberal democracy, it too must stop demonising refugees and migrants - The Conversation UK

European Union officials have not been shy to express condemnation of US President Donald Trump's permanent ban on Syrian refugees, and temporary ban on all other refugees. Rightly so. The vice president of the EU Commission Federica Mogherini ...and more »

EU seeks deals to staunch Libya-to-Italy migrant route - Mail & Guardian

European Union leaders meeting in Malta on February 3 faced the challenge of how to work with a chaotic Libya and reluctant sub-Saharan African countries to prevent a feared upsurge of migrant smuggling to Europe. The central Mediterranean route that ...and more »

'EU should not support Libya in detaining migrants' - Deutsche Welle

The EU's strategy to stem the flow of refugees from Libya will unfortunately include condoning and facilitating detention centers, says international migration expert Niels Frenzen. A migrant detention center in Benghazi. EU heads of states are ...and more »

Deadliest winter for refugee and migrant children crossing the Central Mediterranean, says UNICEF - UNICEF (press release)

NEW YORK/GENEVA/BRUSSELS, 3 February, 2017 – A record number of refugee and migrant deaths in the Central Mediterranean over the past three months, including an estimated 190 children*, has prompted an urgent appeal from UNICEF to leaders of European ...and more »

The European Union tries to prevent a wave of migrants from Libya - The Economist

ALTHOUGH he was not there, it was hard to escape Donald Trump at the European Union's latest summit. Held in Malta on February 3rd, the day-long event focused on new plans for handling migration, particularly for stemming the flow of people making ...and more »

EU leaders ink deal to stem refugee flow from Libya -

Aids groups warn against curbing migrant influx before providing safe passage to those fleeing war and persecution. 3 Feb 2017. From left: Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydlo, British Prime Minister Theresa May, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and ...and more »

Migrant crisis: EU leaders agree plan to stop Libya influx - BBC News

European Union leaders meeting in Malta have agreed on a plan to reduce the flow of migrants from Libya. Libya's UN-backed government will receive €200m ($215m, £171m), including funding to reinforce its coastguard. Most of the thousands who make the ...and more »

More than 1300 migrants rescued from Mediterranean in single day - The Guardian

A group of migrants rest after being rescued from a rubber boat 21 miles off the coast of Libya. Photograph: Emilio Morenatti/AP. More than 1,300 migrants were rescued in 13 separate missions in the Mediterranean on Friday, bringing the total helped ...and more »

EU Vows to Slow Migration on Sea Route That Claimed Thousands of Lives - New York Times

VALLETTA, Malta — European Union leaders pledged on Friday to slow the movement of African migrants crossing the Mediterranean in a desperate and often deadly bid to escape war, chaos and poverty. A record 4,579 people died last year along the so ...and more »