Haiti and South Sudan were also placed on a “grey list” of countries under increased monitoring to counter money laundering and terrorist financing, while Ghana was removed from the list.
Foreign Minister Najla al Mangoush tells visiting top diplomats of France, Germany and Italy that an estimated 20,000 mercenaries and foreign fighters must "leave the Libyan lands immediately."
Greece, Italy, Malta and Spain say in a joint paper that mandatory quotas for sharing out people who qualify for refugee status among the 27 EU countries must be pursued.
The European Commission launched infringements procedures against Greek-administered Cyprus and Malta over their “golden passport” programs, in which wealthy people can acquire EU citizenship in exchange for an investment.
European Union countries have been urged not to use the coronavirus pandemic as an excuse to deny migrants a safe place to land.
As the tiny island nation lies in the middle of a popular migration route, Maltese interests lie in ensuring a stable Libya capable of securing its borders.
Oil smuggling contributes to instability, crime and economic deprivation in Libya.
The United States renews calls for a political solution in Libya as it slaps sanctions over smuggling out of the war-torn nation.
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The government has insisted it will not allow any migrants to land in Malta, saying other EU nations have not kept promises to take migrants already brought to the island.
A report by a UN Panel of Experts said the foreign mercenaries were affiliated with Lancaster 6 DMCC and Opus Capital Asset Limited FZE, both registered at free zones in the UAE, Bloomberg reported.
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