The Council decided at an emergency meeting, to spend more money on its border enforcement. The likely consequence of this is more deaths at sea of refugees.

  1. Cofoe’s final word on migration/ by me, on my blog, and commented on in the process of writing this article.
  2. Notes of a meeting of the European Council, on 2023/02/09 at which the decision was taken.
  3. Petition to the EP for the respect for international law and EU values and fundamental rights by the European Movement in Italy calling out the Council on its reinvestment in border controls.
  4. Frontex has had its problems over the last two years, see Reuters/Guardian and an article at Human Rights at Sea, detailing the courts on their ‘pushback’ actions. What they say about themselves!
  5. See also Global compact on immigration on this wiki

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