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EU ‘blackmail approach’ to migration: Offer millions for a deal ‘legitimising authoritarian regimes’

The EU ombudsman demanded Friday that Brussels explain how it will ensure that its pact with Tunisia to curb migration will not breach human rights standards. In July, the European Union signed a deal to provide financial assistance and practical cooperation to Tunisia — the main launchpad for undocumented migrants making the dangerous sea crossing to Italy. For more analysis and perspective on the EU’s “blackmail approach” to migration, FRANCE 24’s Delano D’Souza is joined by Sara Prestianni, Euromed Rights’ Head of Thematic Programmes Unit.

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