Malta's Prime Minister Joseph Muscat has asked for help to deal with the migrant crisis
Officials have asked, ahead of a heads of state conference next Friday, for human rights laws to be clarified in a bid to speed up the process of deportation.
He also announced £2.8m will be sent immediately to Libya as he called for money from member states for another fund worth an eye-watering £75billion.
The idea is to send them to a safe place, without bringing them into Europe
German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere
The new fund called "External Investment Plan for Africa and the Neighbourhood" will be on top of £170m which has already been pledged to African nations in 2017.
Now, as policy makers get set to agree the building of immigration camps in civil war torn Libya, Malta is calling on human rights legislation to be clarified.
The government has commissioned a report which asks the EU how it can “examine how to interpret and apply” laws to legally deport those not fleeing persecution.
EU immigration chief Dimitris Avramopoulos with Robert Kalinak of Slovakia
Border agency staff are overwhelmed as the migrant crisis escalates
German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere this week confirmed the EU is working with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and potentially the International Organization for Migration in a bid to set up camps.
He said: "The idea is to send them to a safe place, without bringing them into Europe.
"The people taken up by the smugglers need to be saved and brought to a safe place, but then from this safe place outside Europe we would bring into Europe only those who require protection."
Chancellor Philip Hammond is currently at a meeting of the Economic and Financial Affairs Council and has tweeted his continued support for the unaudited bloc.
He said: "At #ECOFIN with EU finance mins to deliver a clear message: UK will be an engaged EU member until we leave & close partner in the future."
The UK will pay £91bn to the EU over the next three years, despite being about to enter Brexit negotiations.
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UK Taxpayers are being asked to send £20bn gross to the EU this year alone while the Treasury has committed to sending a further £71bn until 2020.
And astonishingly, according to the Office of Budget responsibility figures, the UK will only get a rebate of £30bn meaning £61bn will be sent to Europe while Britain tries to negotiate its exit.
EU leaders like Donald Tusk and Mr Junker have repeatedly made it clear they won’t allow the UK to make a smooth transition out of the crumbling community.