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    • Italy envisages up to €1m fine for NGO ships

      Italy envisages up to €1m fine for NGO ships

      A League amendment to the Italian government's second security and migrants decree envisages fines ranging from €150,000 to €1m for NGO ships that fail to respect Interior Minister Matteo Salvini's closed-ports policy, sources told ANSA on Tuesday. This compares to existing fines of €10-50,000.

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    • US, Mexico struck immigration deal, Trump calls off tariffs

      US, Mexico struck immigration deal, Trump calls off tariffs

      The United States and Mexico struck a deal on Friday to avert a tariff war, after Mexico agreed to rapidly expand a controversial asylum programme and to deploy security forces to stem the flow of illegal Central American migrants, news wires reported. The US President Donald Trump had threatened to impose 5% import tariffs on all Mexican goods starting on Monday if Mexico did not commit to do more to tighten its borders.

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    • Keeping migration under control

      Keeping migration under control

      Ahead of the March European Council, the Commission took stock of progress made over the past 4 years and set out the measures still required to address immediate and future migration challenges, the EU press service reported. Faced with the most severe refugee crisis the world has seen since the Second World War, the EU managed to bring about a step change in migration management and border protection.

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    • Macedonia stops migrants trying Balkan route

      Macedonia stops migrants trying Balkan route

      Police in North Macedonia stopped during the weekend the separate incidents two vehicles carrying 22 migrants who allegedly planned to enter Serbia illegally and travel on to the EU. Police said on Sunday that nine Pakistanis were found in a car in the country's south late Saturday, near the borders with Greece and Bulgaria. The driver was arrested and placed in custody.

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    • Spain with new record in migrant arrivals in 2018

      Spain with new record in migrant arrivals in 2018

      Spain has become in 2018 main gateway into Europe for irregular immigration from Africa, far surpassing Italy, Greece, Cyprus and Malta, El Pais reported on Wednesday, quoting data by the International Organization for Migration (OIM). According to figures, the year has set a new record in Spain for migrant arrivals by sea, with number of deaths in the Mediterranean also reaching a new high.

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    • Managing migration to further lessen irregular arrivals number

      Managing migration to further lessen irregular arrivals number

      Ahead of December European Council, the Commission last Tuesday called on Member States and the European Parliament to consolidate the significant progress made by adopting the outstanding reform proposals, the EU press service reported. The EU's comprehensive approach on migration is delivering on all fronts: deeper cooperation with partner countries; better-protected external borders; and more effective tools to manage migration inside the EU.

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    • SIS adapted to new challenges

      SIS adapted to new challenges

      New alerts on unknown persons who are wanted in connection with serious crimes and terrorism proposed MEPs in the upgraded Schengen Information System that they backed on 24 October during the plenary session in Strasbourg. Indeed, they adopted three draft regulations that will bring up to date the Schengen Information System (SIS), vastly used for security and border management in Europe. Just in the last year, the system was used in 30 countries across Europe and was consulted 5.2 billion times.

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