21st Mar 2018


Libyan migration crisis risks overshadowing Africa-EU summit

Footage broadcast by CNN appearing to show African migrants being traded in Libya has sparked an international outcry and risk over-shadowing this week's African-EU summit in Cote d'Ivoire. Libyan interior minister Aref al-Khodja told journalists in Tripoli that an investigation has been launched to uncover the truth. "We, in Libya, are victims of illegal migration and we are not a source for it," the UN-backed government said in a statement.

Whistleblower fears for life as US arrest Malta bank chair

US authorities have arrested the chair of the Maltese-registered Pilatus Bank for tax evasion. The bank facilitated political corruption in Malta but its whistleblower is now facing jail in Malta and fears for her life.

US yet to push on Nord Stream 2 sanctions

Washington would still like to block a planned gas pipeline between Russia and Germany but is not yet considering hitting companies involved in the project.

EU mulls coercion to get refugee kids' fingerprints

EU policy and law makers are ironing out final details of a legislative reform on collecting the fingerprints of asylum seekers and refugees, known as Eurodac. The latest plan includes possibly using coercion against minors, which one MEP calls "violence".

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