These centers would be ready this summer, French President Emmanuel Macron said.
In order to “stem the flow of migrants to Europe” French President Emmanuel Macron plans to set up “hotspots” in Libya that would allow the processing of asylum seekers, BBC reported.
Macron also said that between 800 thousand and a million people are currently in camps in Libya, waiting for a decision on whether they will be allowed into Europe as refugees or not. “The idea is to create hotspots to avoid people taking crazy risks when they are not all eligible for asylum. We’ll go to them,” he said on Thursday at a naturalization ceremony in the central city of Orléans.