Besson Calls For Intercepting Migrants on High Seas (News)

Eric Besson, French immigration minister, has proposed five measures for reinforcing the EU border against irregular immigration, including:

-a new doctrine of engagement for maritime operations overseen by Frontex in the Mediterranean focusing on interception and return of migrants, with respect for international obligations; and

-increased operational cooperation between Frontex and departure countries so as to coordinate maritime control operations.

Besson will present the five measures at the EU council of ministers meeting in Brussels on 21 September.

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