EU defense ministers plan crackdown on Mediterranean traffickers

EU defense ministers have discussed the sharing of intelligence about smugglers to prevent the flow of migrants. The EU wants a UN mandate to take effective action, and is about to present its case.

Sunday’s meeting came the day before EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini was due to present a plan to the UN about military operations against smugglers responsible.

Ministers from France, Germany Poland and Spain discussed how any UN-led plan – which could involved the destruction of boats used by traffickers – would work.

EU defense ministers agreed on sharing of intelligence about smugglers to prevent the flow of desperate migrants via Libya, but said a UN mandate would be necessary if effective action were to be taken.
 
 
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