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5/18/15

EU defense, foreign ministers approve military mission targeting smuggler boats

In several hours of talks in Brussels on Monday, EU foreign and defense ministers laid the foundations for an unprecedented military mission aimed at targeting people smugglers and preventing migrants drowning in the Mediterranean.

EU foreign policy head Federica Mogherini said she hoped to have the legal framework for launching the operation in June.

"When we have the political will and determination to act quickly, we can do it," Mogherini told media following the meeting, which came a month after a mass drowning off Libya's coast which shocked Europe.

Read more: EU defense, foreign ministers approve military mission targeting smuggler boats | News | DW.DE | 18.05.2015

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