Malta to allow migrant rescue ship to dock

June 27, 2018

The prime minister of Malta has said a humanitarian rescue ship will be allowed to dock there, and that the more than 200 migrants on board would be distributed among eight EU states.


Italy refuses port to migrant rescue ship

June 22, 2018

Italy’s hard-line interior minister has refused port to a Dutch-flagged rescue boat with 224 migrants on board, a week after turning away another foreign ship, the Aquarius, carrying 630 migrants.


Italy-France tensions flare as migrant ship heads for Spain

June 13, 2018

Italy has challenged Paris to take in more asylum-seekers and demanded an apology after the French president accused the new populist Italian government of cynical behaviour by refusing entry to the Aquarius rescue ship, which has 600 migrants on board.