EU to Increase Funding for Sea Patrols

“EU to Triple Funding for Sea Patrols in Migration Crises,” by Mathew Dalton and Valentina Pop for Wall Street Journal:

The European Union agreed to triple funding for patrols in the Mediterranean and send ships from its member states’ navies to stem the soaring deaths of migrants trying to reach Europe’s shores from Africa.

Leaders from the EU’s 28 nations met in Brussels on Thursday to find solutions to the migration crisis, days after hundreds of people drowned in one of the deadliest migrant shipwrecks on the Mediterranean. The disaster prompted a public outcry—and pushed the leaders to restore funding for patrols in the Mediterranean that had been cut late last year…

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