16 December 2019
The complex web of projects, funds and budgets used by the EU to attempt to stop migration from Africa is almost-impossible to untangle, meaning problems for oversight and accountability.
"In a shiny new factory in the Benin forest, a woman named Blessing slices pineapples into rings. Hundreds of miles away, at a remote border post in the Sahara, Abubakar scans travellers’ fingerprints. And in village squares across Nigeria, Usman performs his theatre show about the dangers of travelling to Europe.
What do all these people have in common?
All their lives are touched by the billions of euros European governments spend in an effort to curb migration from Africa."
Europe spends billions stopping migration. Good luck figuring out where the money actually goes (The Correspondent, link):
See also: How the EU created a crisis in Africa – and started a migration cartel (link): "Europe’s largest migration fund bypasses its own rules. After declaring a ‘crisis’ in 26 African countries, the EU can now spend €4.6bn without a transparent bidding process."
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