A Look at the EU's 10-Point Emergency Migrant Action Plan

April 21, 2015 1:37 PM

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Action 1: Provide more money and assets for EU operations in the Mediterranean, such as the Triton border mission, which manages the bloc's borders and monitors migrant flows. Extend their operational area, allowing ships to work farther from European coastlines.

Reality check: The 28 EU member states continually pay lip-service to beefing up the Frontex border agency, of which Triton is a part. No country has announced it will provide more funds or assets, although the summit provides a high-profile occasion for such contributions.

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