brussels - The prolongation of the EU's maritime operation to combat human trafficking from Libya through the Mediterranean, ran out of Italian objections on Monday by consultation of EU foreign ministers. The mandate of mission Sophia ends at the end of this month and will be extended for a year and a half.
Ships of the mission pick up many migrants and bring them to Italy. That country would, according to initiates, propose to exert pressure on other Member States to be solidarity and to take over people. EU Foreign Minister Federica Mogherini said no problem with any country. 'We have a few more weeks. '
The ministers, in a statement, pointed to the importance of Sophia, including the training of the Libyan coastguard and the role of the UN arms embargo against Libya.