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New EU border control system opens

02/12/13 18:47 CET

The EU’s new border control system opened for business on Monday.

Officials argue that the 144-billion-euro network of helicopters, drones and satellites will reduce cross-border crime and help provide assistance to would-be migrant boats in distress.

But human rights groups counter that it will make Europe a ‘fortress’ and that refugees have more chance of being detected and deported.

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