Italy and Germany call for EU mission on Libyan border

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Series Details 14.05.17
Publication Date 14/05/2017
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In a letter to the European Commission dated the 11 May 2017 the German and Italian interior ministers called for an EU mission to be installed on the border between Libya and Niger to stem migrant crossings to Europe.

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