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EU urges NGOs rescuing migrants to work closely with libya coastguard

The EU Interior Minister discussed how to ensure that private ambulances working in Libya were more closely linked to coastal authorities because their concern was that their activities were to encourage immigrants to try to cross the sea in Europe.

Last year to escape the war with poverty, more than 36 million refugees and immigrants arrived on the Mediterranean coast of the Mediterranean coast. More than 85,000 people have arrived in Italy so far this year.

The European Commission and EU ministers are concerned that non-governmental organizations that have left relief agencies along the coast of Libya are providing a "stimulus" to encourage migrants to live in fragile lives, want to be picked up and then travel to Italy.

"In Tallinn, the Minister of the Interior admitted that the situation in the central Mediterranean region and the pressure on Italy were of great concern to all Member States." Estonia is the holder of the European Presidium, said in a statement.

Ministers agreed to strengthen the Libyan coastal rescue operations, strengthen the expulsion of asylum seekers, help the African people to flee the poor countries, hoping to find work in Europe.

Italian Interior Minister Mikonetti told reporters that non-governmental organizations are implementing about 34 percent of the rescue operations and therefore need to work closely with the coastal authorities in the coastal waters of Libya.

"This is a civil action and therefore needs to be consistent with the Coast Guard and liaise with the actions and investigations of the judicial authorities and the police."

Code of Conduct for Non-Governmental Organizations

The European Commission on Tuesday provided Italy with more funds to deal with Mediterranean immigrants and said that Italy would develop a code of action for action relief for non-governmental organizations.

Last year, after the signing of the agreement between the European Union and Turkey, Italy more and more became the first choice for immigrants arrived, greatly reducing the number of arrivals through Greece.

Minetti said that Italy would act quickly and distribute the draft code of conduct before the Tallinn meeting.

Oxfam expressed concern that the EU plan "will only increase the suffering of the people."

"European governments should support the search and rescue operations in the Mediterranean to treat refugees in a more equitable, transparent and lawful manner."

Italian Foreign Minister Ali Ali stressed at an independent meeting held in Rome Thursday that the southern border of Libya must be strengthened to contain immigrants from sub-Saharan Africa.

"We have to stop the refugees from arriving in Libya, for which we have to help the South go further south," they said, they will move the Italians to Italy, "the world's largest travel agency."


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