Control Mission Until End of 2015

February 20, 2015 1:30 AM

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Control Mission Until End of 2015

BRUSSELS—The European Union’s executive said it would extend its joint coastal border control mission with Italy until the end of 2015 and could beef up the operation in other ways, as Italy struggles with a surge of migrants fleeing Libya.

The European Commission offered an extra €13.7 million in emergency migration funding for Italy on Thursday and said it was ready to react quickly to any Italian request to increase the resources of the mission, known as Triton. Officials said the bloc could also reconsider the scope of the operatio...

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