The European Union to stop “migration business”

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It’s about “destruction of the business model of the smugglers, the system that they have, the organizations, the networks themselves, to make it physically impossible for these criminal organizations” to continue their actions, the European Union foreign policy chief, Federica Mogherini, told to the media. “Saving lives must remain at the forefront of Europe’s approach to managing migration,” said John Dalhuisen, the director for Europe and Central Asia for Amnesty International.  More than 1,800 people died from January to April this year but the number of people who applied for asylum across Europe last year is really big: 436,000. Three phases will be needed to apply the European plan: increasing patrols in international waters to find out what routes the smugglers use; the boarding, seizure and diversion of vessels encountered in international waters; measures against a vessel and related assets. The command-and-control center for the operation of EU Navfor Med will be in Italy.

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