European Migrant Smuggling Centre Launches in the Wake of EUROPOL Report

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Friday, March 4, 2016
Author: 
Michael Plachta
Volume: 
32
Issue: 
3
Abstract: 

On February 22, 2016, Europol launched the new European Migrant Smuggling Centre (EMSC). The goal of the Centre is to proactively support EU Member States in dismantling criminal networks involved in organized migrant smuggling. The Centre will focus on geographical criminal hotspots, and will build a better capability across the European Union to fight people smuggling networks.