28th Feb 2024


EU boosts migrant smuggling, says Libyan coastguard

The Libyan coastguard told Sky News that the EU's Operation Sophia in the Mediterranean encourages people to risk their lives to seek a better life in Europe. "People, when they get rescued, call their friends to tell them that there are EU vessels only 20 miles from Libyan waters to save them," said Colonel Tawfik Alskir, Libya's head of coastguard operations.

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For Ukraine's sake, pass the EU due diligence directive

The EU Commission's 2022 CSDDD proposal did not include provisions incorporating "conflict due diligence", they were added, after the Russian invasion, by the European Parliament and Council into the final directive text — for Ukraine's sake, vote for it.

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