EU promises Italy more help in controlling influxes of refugees
The European Union, Italy has Tuesday, more help is provided in controlling the influx of refugees.
In a letter to the Italian prime minister, Paolo Gentiloni promised Jean-Claude Juncker, the president of the European Commission, 100 million euro extra on top of the 800 million that was already reserved.
The letter became public on the day on the Mediterranean Sea 13 people dead were found on a boat that 167 migrants transported.
In 2017 came to now, almost over 94,000 people from Libya to Italy via the Mediterranean Sea, leaving Rome for assistance early from the other European member states.
The member states agreed Tuesday in Brussels agreed to extend the maritime EU operation Sophia that trafficking from Libya through the Mediterranean Sea is supposed to stop. The mission will now run until 31 december 2018.
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