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EU to blacklist travel firms that transfer illegal migrants, - medium

Source : 112 Ukraine

These entities contribute to human trafficking, and the latest events on the Polish-Belarusian border could not have taken place without transport operators involved
20:24, 23 November 2021

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The EU is going to add to the black list travel companies that are known for transportation of illegal migrants. It seems that Brussels believes that these entities contribute to human trafficking, and the latest events on the Polish-Belarusian border could not have taken place without transport operators involved

"Adina Valean, responsible for transport at the European Commission, the EU’s executive arm, told reporters the proposed measures would include curtailing the rights of transport operators to operate in the EU, denying them the right to fly over the bloc, call at ports, make technical stops, as well as banning them from transiting through EU territory. The new mechanism aimed at punishing those who facilitate the smuggling of migrants into the EU is the latest response to the crisis at the Belarusian border, where the government has been accused of conducting hybrid attacks against the bloc by sending thousands of irregular migrants to the borders of Poland, Lithuania and Latvia", reads the article at Bloomberg.

The mentioned companies will remain on the list for a year, and then their cases will be revised.

Related: Bus with migrants overturns in Turkey, 16 people injured, others flee

Earlier, we reported that an inter-authority staff started working in Ukraine, aiming to prevent the migration crisis on the border. Press office of State Border Guard reported that on November 23. 

"The new staff will provide coordination of actions of all government authorities involved in the measures to boost the protection of state border of Ukraine. Besides, regional coordination HQs are being created", reads the message. 

The staff includes members of law enforcement agencies, Ministries of Finance, Foreign Affairs, Infrastructure, command levels of the military intelligence, Armed Forces and the Security Service, and the Parliamentary Ombudsman Lyudmyla Denisova.

Related: Ukraine's HQ for prevention of migration crisis on border starts working

 

 

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