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The European Union has reached agreement to set up a new border and coastguard force that could intervene in front-line countries like Greece and Italy to curb the flow of migrants.
Negotiators for the 28 EU member states and the European Parliament said today they had endorsed a proposal from the European Commission, the bloc’s executive, to set up the force over the summer.
The parliament is expected to vote on the issue in a key committee next week and, if it clears that hurdle, it could be endorsed at a full session in Strasbourg next month.
Brussels aims to have the force start operations in September and be fully operational by November.
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