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18th Sep 2018

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20,000 migrants returned home from Libya

The Geneva-based International Organisation for Migration on Tuesday said that for 2017 up to the end of January 2018, a total 20,000 migrants stuck in Libya will have been returned to their home countries. Some 142 Gambians left Libya on 1 January, soon to be followed by 180 Nigerians. The move is part of a larger EU financed effort to prevent migrants and refugees from taking boats to reach Italy.

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EU promotes 'Egypt model' to reduce migrant numbers

EU council president Donald Tusk wants to discuss deepening relations with authoritarian Egypt, as a model of migrant reduction, with EU heads of state and government at a meeting in Salzburg, Austria on Wednesday.

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New book: Why war is coming

War is the likely outcome of current geopolitical trends - the decline of democracy and rise of authoritarian nationalism - says Belgian writer Koert Debeuf in his new book 'Tribalisation', to be launched in New York this week.

EU parliament will not budge on office expenses

Hungarian centre-right MEP Livia Jaroka sticks to earlier decision: documents related to the minor reform of the expenses system, requested by EUobserver, should remain secret.

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