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Vol 65 No 10

Published 9th May 2024


Mystery surrounds Brussels migration deal with Abuja

Abuja is silent after a top official at the EU says it has agreed to a migrant return scheme – without cash incentives

Top officials at the European Commission say they have concluded talks on a migrant readmission and return agreement with Nigeria that could mark a breakthrough in Brussels-Abuja relations. But no money has changed hands – unlike the multi-billion dollar 'cash for migrant control' schemes the EU has agreed with North African states.

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