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EU Establishes Naval Mission to Fight Illegal Migration in Mediterranean

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The European Union has established a naval mission to counter illegal migrant trafficking in the Mediterranean Sea, the EU top diplomat said Monday.

BRUSSELS (Sputnik) — The European Union has been struggling with an influx of undocumented migrants, as hundreds flee conflicts in North Africa and the Middle East via the Mediterranean Sea.

"A decision has been just taken to establish the EU naval operation to disrupt the business model of smugglers and traffickers networks in Mediterranean," High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini told a news conference in Brussels.

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