EU Med force awaits green light

May be restricted to surveillance.

Politics Delays EU Anti-Human Trafficking Ops

By Tom Kington

ROME — Europe has announced an impressive array of ships, submarines and drones it plans to send up against people traffickers in Libya, but its fleet may yet be restricted to a mere surveillance role as it awaits the political green light to act.

The task force, to be run from a European Union-designated base in Rome, was put together by the EU after about 750 migrants sailing from Libya to Italy drowned when their vessel capsized in April.

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