Commenting on the outcome of the Valletta informal Summit, ETUC General Secretary Luca Visentini said

“The EU has decided to pay Libya, with a Government that controls only  a part of the country, to keep refugees and migrants out of Europe. To make matters worse they are paying for this out of development funds. It would be like Trump getting Mexico to pay for the border wall, except the EU has come up with a way to do it.”