EU rebuked for €36bn refugee pushback gambit

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Bloc hikes funds for Africa by 20% but reports highlight rights breaches and lack of accountability

The European Union is to increase its spending in Africa by more than 20% over the next seven years to a minimum of €36bn (£31bn) in an attempt to reduce the number of migrants and refugees crossing the Mediterranean.

But a succession of reports funded by the EU or written by leading MEPs say European efforts to stem the flow is characterised by misdirected finances, lack of accountability and repeated breaches of basic human rights, including an inability to undermine the business model of human trafficking, an industry worth as much as £35bn a year.

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