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Sophia, the naval fight against migrants coming from the South

28 October 2016 – The extension of the mandate of the operation Sophia (EUNAVFOR MED) until 27 July 2017 and the broadening of its functions are part of the instruments of early monitoring of the maritime borders of the European Union. One must recall that, as with the NATO intervention in the Aegean Sea, the official objective, several times restated by the Commission, is to « dismantle the economic model of the smugglers » through the interception of boats carrying migrants and refugees towards the European coasts.

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Arrivals continue in the Mediterranean

Arrivals continue in the Mediterranean

27 October 2016 – The European Commission is satisfied of the efficiency of the measures implemented with Turkey, on the 20th of March 2016, and of the drop of arrivals from the Aegean Sea…but migrants keep reaching European coasts by the Mediterranean, as witnessed by the data regularly published by the IOM (International Organisation for Migration).

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Editorial by D. Guibert : Causes worth fighting for

26 October 2016 – The European Union and its Member States are in crisis. It is difficult to predict how the Europe we want will turn out in the end. However, certain causes are worth fighting for. It is time to take an optimistic stand along with the witnesses from The Hague, the mayor of Catania, the citizens of Warsaw and everyone else fighting together.

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Editorial by D. Guibert : Who governs the EU, on what and for whom?

A general policy reduced to the smallest common denominator between Member States ; national interests overriding the general interest ; a Parliament that is only consulted to the extent that it is obligatory by EU law : a rather strange way to make the European Union “attractive”!

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