Aid Cut Off to Afghanistan

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Afghanistan Secret EU plan urges aid cut if Afghanistan refuses deportees A secret European Union plan suggests threatening aid cuts if Afghanistan does not accept deported Afghan migrants and refuges from European countries, according to a report in The Telegraph on Monday (Telegraph). The joint “non-paper” discussion document marked EU Restricted was prepared by the European Commission. The paper refers to Afghan President Ashraf Ghani as “highly aid dependent” and notes “The EU should stress that to reach the objective of the Brussels Conference to raise financial commitments ‘at or near current levels’ it is critical that substantial progress has been made in the negotiations with the Afghan Government on migration by early summer.” The proposed threat is framed by the paper’s determination that the EU will need to deport more than 80,000 Afghans. -- David Sterman

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