Hearing on Search and Rescue in the Mediterranean

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On Thursday 3 October the LIBE Committee will hold a public hearing to take stock of the situation of Search and Rescue in the Mediterranean in view of latest developments and the legal framework.

The hearing takes place against the backdrop of a tragic situation in the Mediterranean. 933 people have died or gone missing in the Mediterranean since the beginning of 2019. The event follows on Parliament's work on the issue and should address different aspects of search and rescue activities in the Mediterranean as well as the relevant legal framework, with speakers representing NGOs, the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights, the European Commission, Frontex and the Italian Guardia Costiera.