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Libya warns EU it will cut anti-migration efforts

If there is no money, there will be no security-says min.

December 13, 2010 4:07 by

Libya will scale back its efforts to stem the flow of illegal migrants from Africa to Europe unless the European Union meets its demands for additional funding, a government minister said on Monday.

“If there is no money, there will be no security, there will be no guards (on the borders),” Abdalfatah Yunes Elabedi, Libya’s public security minister, told reporters.

“Either they (the EU) do what they have to do, in which case we will be grateful to them, or they will bear responsibility for their decision,” he said, adding Libya had already suspended some projects aimed at stemming illegal migration.

(Reporting by Salah Sarrar; Writing by Christian Lowe)

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