Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Climate Change, Migrants: Italy begins naval mission

Source: "Italy begins naval mission to help Libya curb migrant flows", Reuters, 2nd August 2018, by Crispian Balmer

Crispian Balmer reported, "ROME (Reuters) - Italy began a limited naval mission on Wednesday to help Libya's coastguard curb migrant flows, which have become a source of political friction before national elections expected early next year. An Italian patrol boat entered Libyan waters and headed towards the port of Tripoli within minutes of a vote in Italy's parliament authorizing the deployment. A second vessel was expected to join it in the coming days. (...)"

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