Macron caution over EU’s Africa migrant centre plans

What did EU leaders agree final week?

They reached a deal after marathon negotiations in Brussels, however they have for the reason that differed sharply on how the plan would be applied. The measures they agreed on incorporated:

Exploring the likelihood of “regional disembarkation platforms”, designed to thwart folks-smuggling gangs via processing migrants outdoor the eu setting up secure migrant processing centres in EU countries, although no usa has yet volunteered to host one. Mr Macron said France wouldn’t host one because it used to be no longer a rustic the place migrants landed however Italian High Minister Giuseppe Conte stated the centres could be any place in the european Strengthening external border controls, with extra funding for Turkey and international locations in North Africa Boosting funding in Africa to assist the continent succeed in a “socio-financial transformation” so folks now not wish to depart in pursuit of a better lifestyles in Europe

In Advance on in his trip to Lagos, Mr Macron instructed Nigerian marketers his aim used to be to help Africa prevail, be offering new desire to African adolescence and convince Europeans that Africa was once a part of their “common destiny”.

More Than ONE HUNDRED other folks have drowned and an extra ONE HUNDRED had been suggested missing after migrant boats sank in separate incidents over the past week, the World Group for Migration (IOM) says.

Greater Than 1,000 folks have died seeking to pass the Mediterranean this 12 months, the IOM says.

About FIFTY SIX,000 migrants have arrived in Europe up to now this yr in comparison with more than one million in 2015.

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