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Europe is using a new tactic in the Mediterranean to fend off migrants: aircraft instead of rescue ships. Research by the Republic reveals the covert interplay of EU border protection with the Libyan coast guard. A story about cold calculations and refugees in mortal danger.

By Vera Deleja-Hotko, Ann Esswein, Bartholomäus von Laffert, Daniela Sala (Text) and Anna Traussnig (Visualisation)

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