Libya: Malta withdraws from EU Operation Irini - media

Veto on spending for migrant disembarkations

08 May, 17:45

    (ANSAmed) - BRUSSELS, MAY 8 - Malta is withdrawing from the EU's Operation Irini, which enforces the UN arms embargo to Libya, and told the Special Athena Committee it will "veto decisions on Operation Irini that concern spending procedures for disembarkation of migrants", reported the news site Malta Today. The news has been confirmed by diplomatic sources; however, the European Commission hasn't yet received an official letter from the Maltese government.(ANSAmed).

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