Malta closes ports to migrant rescue NGO ships
Malta government says that island’s ports will not be used by NGO vessels pending the outcome of an investigation into the MV Lifeline • Vessels inside the port are...
Norway joins group of eight EU member states in ad hoc initiative on stranded migrants relocation
The MV Lifeline was allowed to dock in Malta on Wednesday after a group of eight member states agreed to share the migrants among themselves
Updated | Lifeline standoff: No green light from Malta as two EU member states yet to agree to take migrants

A migrant ship with 234 people on board will only be allowed into Malta once two remaining member states agree to take their share of the migrants •...

A migrant ship with 234 people on board will only be...

Migrant vessel Lifeline could be allowed into Malta – reports

A spokesperson for the French government has said that a solution involving the...

A spokesperson for the French government has said that a...

Updated | Italy deputy PM Matteo Salvini wants migrant reception centres along Libya's southern border

Italy’s Home Affairs and Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini, in Libya for a day visit, agrees with Libyan counterpart on the need for migrant...

Italy’s Home Affairs and Deputy Prime Minister Matteo...

Updated | Migration summit: Joseph Muscat sees willingness among European leaders to go for ‘operational change’

Prime Minister Joseph Muscat says informal summit on migration achieved 'some progress' as meeting was better than expected • Italy warns...

Prime Minister Joseph Muscat says informal summit on...

Turkey votes as Erdoğan eyes second term

The election is being described as one of the most intense in recent history as...

The election is being described as one of the most intense...

Europe hatches plan for migrant reception centres outside the bloc

EU divided on migration: There is little hope that a mini-summit convened by...

EU divided on migration: There is little hope that a...

Alfred Sant calls for new financial aid to the country following Brexit

MEP Alfred Sant said that Malta will be losing an ally in the EU at a time when challenges related to immigration and security policy are increasing 

MEP Alfred Sant said that Malta will be losing an ally in...

EU introduce retaliatory  tariffs on US goods

The tariffs include American products such as whiskey, tobacco, Harley...

The tariffs include American products such as whiskey,...

Petition requesting new MEPs’ investigation on Malta to remain open

European Parliament petition filed four days after Daphne Caruana...

European Parliament petition filed four days after Daphne...

New Regulations aimed at ensuring proper security within the Schengen Area

“Building resilience against terrorist threats can help us fulfil our responsibility to keep our citizens safe and secure. A revamped Schengen...

“Building resilience against terrorist threats can...

Labour MEPs abstain on resolution for stronger NATO relations

Sant abstention: ‘Not right to vote on NATO issues because Malta is...

Sant abstention: ‘Not right to vote on NATO issues...

Muscat and Tusk discuss migration ahead of EU summit

Europe’s attention was shifted to migration in the...

Europe’s attention was shifted to migration in the...

MEPs trade barbs as European Parliament holds emergency debate on Mediterranean migration

They urged the European Council to amend the Dublin regulations to ensure better sharing of responsibilities while stressing the EU needed to ensure shared...

They urged the European Council to amend the Dublin...

Greece and Macedonia end 27-year feud over name

The agreement opens the door to the now Northern Macedonia’s eventual...

The agreement opens the door to the now Northern...

Updated | Muscat discusses migration with Macron as Aquarius starts journey to Valencia

The Maltese Prime Minister said that Malta and France’s policies in the sector converge and the two countries would work together going...

The Maltese Prime Minister said that Malta and...

Metsola calls on European leaders to reform Dublin System

The Nationalist MEP said that a European Council summit to be held at the end...

The Nationalist MEP said that a European Council summit to...

[WATCH] Updated | Aquarius standoff: First group of migrants transferred from rescue ship to Italian coast guard vessel, onwards to Spain

More than 400 people left to be transferred according to initial plan • 12 migrants dead and a further 41 rescued by Sea Watch 3 some 20 miles off the...

More than 400 people left to be transferred according to...

Update 2 | Aquarius standoff: Spain will take rescue ship with 629 migrants on board

Spanish Prime Minister gives orders for Aquarius to dock in Valencia • The rescue vessel remains in international waters as Malta and Italy hold their...

Spanish Prime Minister gives orders for Aquarius to dock in...

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