“As part of the European Union’s joint response to state-sponsored instrumentalization of people at the EU’s external borders with Belarus, the Commission and the High Representative are today proposing measures to prevent and restrict traffickers who smuggle or trafficking in human beings. to support Member States affected by such hybrid attacks, “the Commission said.
“In order to ensure that the EU has the appropriate tools at its disposal to prevent the instrumentalisation of people used for political purposes, the Commission is proposing a new legal framework to enable the EU to take targeted action against carriers by any mode of transport (land, air or road). Inland waterways and sea ) involved in or facilitating the smuggling or trafficking of human beings into the European Union “, it also said.
The proposals include restrictions on operations, suspension of permits, refueling, maintenance, stops, transit and overflights across the EU. The special measures are proportionate and will be decided on a case-by-case basis, the Commission said.
Source: ANI / Sputnik
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