EU mission ‘failing’ to disrupt people-smuggling from Libya


The EU naval mission to tackle people smuggling in the central Mediterranean is failing to achieve its aims, a British parliamentary committee says.In a report, the House of Lords EU Committee says Operation Sophia does not “in any meaningful way” disrupt smugglers’ boats.
The destruction of wooden boats has forced the smugglers to use rubber dinghies, putting migrants at even greater risk, the document says.
The report also urges the EU to urgently develop a strategy aimed at tackling the root causes of mass migration.