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European Parliament President Antonio Tajani concludes visit to Niger: calls for more EU resources and investment to support control of migratory flows in Niger and Sahel 
"Until 2016, 90% of irregular migrants travelled through the Niger to Libya and Europe. In just 2 years, Niger reduced migration flows by 95%, from over 300,000 to about 10,000 in 2018. We need to support this model and extend it to other Sahel countries following the example with Turkey, where we committed 6 billion euros to close the so-called 'Balkan route', " declared European Parliament President Antonio Tajani, at the end of his official visit to Niamey in Niger where he headed a mission of entrepreneurs, researchers, and representatives of international organisations. (Read more)

Tajani visit to Niger: we must support and expand Niger’s well-functioning model to reduce irregular migration flows

Press Release - Foreign Affairs - Brussels - 16-07-2018

Tajani visit to Niger: we must support and expand Niger’s well-functioning model to reduce irregular migration flows  
“Niger plays a key role to drastically reduce irregular migrants’ flows to Libya and the EU. My visit to Niamey aims at strengthening our partnership with this country, discussing how the EU can promote investments and make more funds available. I will also meet representatives from the Sahel and Sahara region to discuss how we can expand the Niger migration-management model to other African transit countries,” said European Parliament President, Antonio Tajani, ahead of his visit to Niger from 17 to 18 July. (Read more)
Tajani visit to Niger: 95 Percent decrease in migration flows to Libya and Europe thanks to EU partnership and funds - President to visit Niamey with entrepreneurs, researchers and international organisations 
''Through financial support and a strong partnership, the European Union has helped Niger to reduce migratory flows to Libya and the EU by over 95%. In 2016, 330,000 people crossed Niger primarily directed to Europe via Libya. In 2017, this number went down to less than 18,000, and in 2018 to around 10,000. We must continue to support Niger in this action by offering all possible help for the economic, entrepreneurial and technological development of the country" said the President of the European Parliament, Antonio Tajani, ahead of his mission in Niger on 17 and 18 July. (Read more)
President Tajani hosts youth health campaign with Juventus FC coach Massimiliano Allegri and Professor Cognetti 
European Parliament President, Antonio Tajani, will meet Professor Cognetti, Director of the Department of Medical Oncology of the "Regina Elena" Institute in Rome, together with Juventus FC coach, Massimiliano Allegri, tomorrow in Brussels. (Read more)

Statement by President Antonio Tajani on the conclusion of his visit to Libya

Press Release - Foreign Affairs - Tripoli - 09-07-2018

President Antonio Tajani and Fayez al-Sarraj 
  "The Libyan people are asking Europe to speak with one voice, with one message strengthening the coordination of all the efforts under way. In accord with Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj, we will organise a working day on Libya on 10 October at the European Parliament in Brussels, together with the High Representative for Foreign Policy, Federica Mogherini. This meeting will bring together all the parties interested in the various sectors of cooperation and in the organization of future democratic elections in Libya. We want elections to be held in Libya, serving as the starting point for reconciliation and common efforts based on democratic consolidation, proceeding towards economic stability and support for reconstruction," (Read more)
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