Report criticizes EU agreements with authoritarian transit countries to stop refugees

ANSA, InfoMigrants, 24 May 2018 - A report by the Transnational Institute in collaboration with Dutch anti-arms trade organization Stop Wapenhandel said Europe "is making deadly agreements with dictators to stop refugees" and "has turned its back on an unconditional commitment to human rights, democracy, freedom and human dignity." The report said that in recent years, Europe has expanded "in a problematic way its own border externalization policies" which bring "advantages to the security industry but provoke highly damaging human and development costs." [...]