Euronews' Anelise Borges reflects on the top French newsmakers of 2018
Premeditated legal charges, smears and accusations may have forced Médecins Sans Frontières and SOS MEDITERRANEE to cease their search and rescue operations, but they will not stop NGOs trying to save lives in the Mediterranean.
Euronews’ Anelise Borges was the only TV journalist on board the rescue vessel Aquarius when it found itself at the centre of one of the most divisive crises Europe had faced in 2018.
The Doctors Without Borders and SOS Méditerranée ship has said it has terminated its search and rescue operations due to pressure from European countries.
Italian magistrates have ordered for the MSF-operated Aquarius migrant rescue boat to be impounded.
Portugal has received 46 migrants from the Aquarius rescue ship in the last weeks.
Nine of them, from Somalia, are living in a social residence in Miranda do Corvo, a small village in the center of Portugal. Euronews went to see them
As their approval ratings rise at home, Euronews correspondent Anelise Borges travelled to Lampedusa - the island at the forefront of Italy’s migration crisis - to understand what is drawing people to Northern League party.
Thousands of people across France have been protesting for a migrant rescue ship to find a new flag, after it was revoked twice following pressure from the Italian authorities,
Aquarius migrants disembark in Malta
A rescue ship carrying 58 migrants remains stranded at sea as poor weather hampers a rescue operation off the coast of Malta
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Migrants aboard the charity rescue ship Aquarius will be transferred to a patrol boat in international waters and taken to Malta, before being sent to four other European Union states, the Maltese government said on Tuesday.
Medecins Sans Frontieres say Panama were pressurised by Italy into the move.
The Panama Maritime Authority has revoked the registration of Aquarius rescue ship.
Since both Italy and Malta have toughened their stances on migration, Spain has seen a surge in asylum seeker applications.
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They are primarily from Sudan, with some also coming from Somalia, Eritrea and Chad.
The Rescue ship Aquarius will dock in Malta today after six EU countries reached a deal to take in 141 people stranded on board. Germany, France, Spain, Luxembourg and Portugal have all agreed to receive migrants from the boat.
The rescue boat Aquarius, which was denied entry to Italy and Malta in June, is once again looking for a safe place to dock and France may be its only option.
The French government says it will take in a number of migrants from the rescue boat Open Arms that docked in Southern Spain yesterday.
Germany and Spain agree on migrant return deal - Chancellor Angela Merkel and Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez reach a deal where Germany can send migrants previously registered in Spain back to the original landing point. It comes ahead of Merkel and Sanchez's migrant talks this weekend.
Spain has received triple the amount of people compared to the same period last year. It's set to rapidly surpass the total for 2017 with 38% of those migrating to Europe from Africa by sea now arriving in Spain.
10 DAYS AT SEA: The Real Story Of The Aquarius is about what happened aboard the humanitarian vessel while it found itself at the heart of one of the most serious storms Europe has ever faced.
Our correspondent Anelise Borges discusses her exclusive documentary shot aboard the migrant ship Aquarius when it became the symbol of Europe's migrant crisis last month
Despite the agreement on migration reached at the Brussels summit, there are signs of continuing divisions with Italian Prime Minister Matteo Salvini saying that migrants saved by NGO boats will not be allowed into Italy