European Union Seeking to Improve Refugee Protection

“EU planning better refugee protection,” by Sabrina Pabst for Deutsch Welle:

Greece, Spain and Italy – many EU states are unable to cope with the influx of refugees from crisis areas and war zones. With refugee policies increasingly under fire, the EU is set to find a remedy.

Overcrowded boats run aground on the coasts of Malta and barely seaworthy rubber dinghys regularly capsize and sink in the Mediterranean. Lives are lost too often, but day after day, refugees from Africa or Asia chance the risky passage. Malta is situated just a few hundred kilometers from the North African coastline. Hopes for a new life, far removed from civil war, poverty and oppression, fuel thousands of refugees…

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