The European Union has approved a trust fund to help stem the migrant flow from Africa. DW spoke to Yves Pascouau, Director of Migration and Mobility Policies at the European Policy Centre to hear his views.
Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte wants a new EU agency to oversee the distribution of migrants picked up at sea. Last weekend, he struck an ad-hoc deal with six EU states to take more arrivals from Africa.
Italy wants other EU states to open their ports to ships from the bloc's Sophia naval mission in the Mediterranean. It's Rome's latest move to pile pressure on EU states to share the migrant burden.
Italy has handed sea rescue mission responsibility to Libya's coast guard in an effort to stop migrants reaching Europe. Critics argue the move violates international law and that Libyan authorities are ill-prepared.
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