EU says Libya not a safe port, committed to improving

Says it is closely following the situation

15 January, 15:56

    (ANSAmed) - BRUSSELS, JANUARY 15 - A spokesperson for the European Commission said Wednesday that the EU is "aware of the report by the IOM" according to which nearly a thousand migrants were saved by the Libyan Coast Guard and brought back to Libya, and said it is "following the situation closely".

    "European Union law has no jurisdiction over the destination of rescued migrants after search and rescue operations," the spokesperson said.

    "But our position is very clear: Libya is not a safe port.

    Despite that, we are working with partners on the ground to improve the situation".(ANSAmed).

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