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Carriers decline money for saving refugees

Rapporteurs from the three major parties in the European Parliament are looking to give private-owned carriers money for saving refugees. Carriers flatly reject the notion, according to Danish newspaper Børsen.

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Several members of the European Parliament's Transport Committee want to pay cash compensations to carriers when they pick up refugees in the Mediterranean. The EU politicians also call for the carriers to have crews and equipment ready to be able to handle refugees on board the privately owned ships.

But European shipowners flatly reject this notion, reports Danish business daily Børsen.

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