EU considers migrant control proposals

Meeting in Florence on Sunday, ministers of the European Union states have begun reviewing proposals that address, among other topics, illegal migration from North Africa into Europe. One highly controversial proposal on the agenda calls for large holding centers to be set up in North Africa where refugees would be housed and their asylum requests evaluated. Those found to be seeking asylum illegally would be turned away. Germany, Italy and the United Kingdom support the proposal, while France and Spain say the initiative does not respect "humanitarian conditions", and question its legality under the European Convention on Human Rights, and Geneva Convention on Refugees. BBC News has more.

 

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