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Hijacked merchant ship : the Malta army brings the freighter under control

The EU-States with hardness against unwanted migrants. The Maltese army took over on Thursday the control of a merchant ship that brought migrants to their viol

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Hijacked merchant ship : the Malta army brings the freighter under control

The EU-States with hardness against unwanted migrants. The Maltese army took over on Thursday the control of a merchant ship that brought migrants to their violence, and self-powerful in the direction of Malta had controlled. Helicopters and military ships escorted the freighter with 108 migrants on Board finally, after Valletta. At the same time, Parliament and the EU member States agreed under the merchants of Europe on Thursday, the external border protection to significantly expand.

According to the Maltese army, the captain of the freighter "El Hiblu 1 had insured" prior to the use of the Army, that some of the migrants had him and the Crew threatened. A special unit was therefore went on Board and had returned the ship to the captain. Among the off the coast of Libya rescued migrants 19 women and 12 children have been. A group should not have hijacked the ship, according to Maltese data "" because the Refugees wanted to go back to the civil war, the country of Libya.

After the Creation in the Maltese capital, Valletta, women were allowed to in the first place and to pick up your child. Italy's right-wing interior Minister, Matteo Salvini, had called the migrants before, "pirates" and their "cruise". The spokesman for the German aid organization, the Sea-Eye, Gorden Isler, was called to the charge of piracy, in contrast, a "perfidious victim-perpetrator-rotation". Both the migrants and the Crew are the victims of a "inhumane" immigration policy.

The negotiations on the European asylum reform are blocked for years. They fail because the States cannot agree on the distribution of asylum seekers to all countries. Both Italy and Malta refuse, however, the boat refugees, as long as there are not at least for a EU-wide distribution mechanism. Malta's Prime Minister Joseph Muscat wrote on Twitter, "all the international rules". "We will not evade us in spite of our size of our responsibility." The island of Malta is the smallest EU state.

For better protection of the external borders of the EU is now to be the border protection Agency Frontex to 2027 step of the way-from approximately 1500 up to 10 000 border guards increased. The agreement shortly before the European elections end of may should be a Signal to show that the EU action is the issue of Migration completely unable to. An agreement on the distribution of migrants is still not in sight.

The compromise by the Thursday prior to see, according to the Parliament significantly more powers for Frontex. If an EU asks state to carry out the Agency's border controls, support in the fight against cross-border crime and in the case of deportation help.

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The number of unwanted border crossings in the EU decreased significantly the last. In 2018, it was according to Frontex, at 150 114. The were 27 per cent less than in the previous year. Frontex is dependent on the resources of the EU member States. In the future, the force from solid Frontex staff as well as the personnel of the EU member States. (dpa)

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