European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini speaks with the media as she arrives for a meeting of EU foreign ministers at the EU Council building in Luxembourg on Monday, April 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
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EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini Thursday urged member states to "take more responsibility" and ensure the bloc's migrant rescue operation continues to fight human trafficking in the Mediterranean.Rome plans to ask the European Union to modify the rules of the Sophia mission – currently commanded by Italy – and rotate the ports where migrants rescued at sea can disembark, with France and Spain expected to top the list. Currently all the ships dock in Italy but Rome's new right-wing, nationalist government says it should not have to carry the burden on its own and it is time other EU states do their fair share by taking in more of the migrants.EU leaders will meet in the Austrian city of Salzburg in September to discuss the migrant crisis.
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