Behind-closed doors-lobbying by France and several other states has ensured more severe policies included in planned legislation (Photo: Alexia Barakou)


France led lobbying to detain children in EU migration pact

A package of controversial migration laws set to be approved by the EU could allow the detention of child migrants at borders from birth and further slash protections for unaccompanied minors — thanks in part to secret lobbying by a group of member states led by France.

Confidential documents obtained by Investigate Europe reveal how France and the Netherlands, along with Denmark, Malta, Czech Republic and others pressured negotiators to ...

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