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Hammond: 'Vile migrant trafficking trade must end'

EU foreign and interior ministers are due to meet in Luxembourg to discuss the deaths of migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean from Africa.

Some southern European nations say the EU's credibility is now at stake after last year's decision to scale back search and rescue efforts.

Speaking ahead of the talks, UK Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said that a "comprehensive, European-level response" was needed in order to target "the criminals managing this traffic in human suffering".

  • 20 Apr 2015
  • From the section Europe
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