EU’s executive to unveil proposals on migration

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The European Union is set to unveil what’s expected to be its most comprehensive proposals on migration so far. The moves will include a controversial quota system and military action against smugglers operating from Libya’s shores. CCTV’s Jack Barton filed this report from Brussels.

EU's executive to unveil proposals on migration

EU's executive to unveil proposals on migration

The European Union is set to unveil what's expected to be its most comprehensive proposals on migration so far. The moves will include a controversial quota system and military action against smugglers operating from Libya's shores. CCTV's Jack Barton filed this report from Brussels.

Highlights:

  • Almost three and a half thousand migrants and asylum seekers died trying to reach Europe in 2014
  • This year about 2000 have already drowned attempting the perilous Mediterranean crossing.
  • EU leaders will discuss the proposals at a summit late June by which time thousands more people will have attempted the dangerous crossing of the Mediterranean.