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EU Restricts Sales of Inflatable Boats to Libya

By John Lee. In an effort to further disrupt the business model of people smugglers and human traffickers, the European Union’s Foreign Affairs Council on Libya has introduced restrictions on the export and supply to Libya of inflatable boats (dinghies) and outboard motors. EU member states will now have a legal basis to prevent the […]

EU Naval Force to Combat Traffickers

The European Union’s Foreign Affairs Council has announced the establishment of an EU naval operation to disrupt the business model of human smugglers in the Mediterranean. The new operation, called EUNAVFOR Med, is one element of the comprehensive EU response to the migration challenge. EUNAVFOR Med will be conducted in sequential phases and in accordance […]