Op to 1 million people living in migrant camps in Libya (Photo: ECHO/M.Eick)

Confusion swirls round Macron's Libya 'hotspots'

A reported French plan to create "hotspots" in Libya this summer, to check asylum seekers before they try to come to Europe, remains unclear amid legal difficulties and official denials.

"The idea is to create hotspots to avoid people taking crazy risks when they are not all eligible for asylum," French president Emmanuel Macron was quoted as saying by Agence France Presse (AFP) on Thursday (27 July).

According to AFP, he said that he would send staff from Ofpra, the French office...

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