The ongoing revision of the Fisheries Control Regulation provides a crucial opportunity to remove the continuing veil of secrecy that shrouds member states’ efforts to control their fishing fleet and that has allowed infringements of EU law to go unpunished.
News of the missing boat comes amid criticism of the European Union's lack of rescue missions in the Mediterranean Sea.
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The Open Arms charity ship that rescued them had been repeatedly denied permission by both Italy and Malta to allow them to disembark.
Some pregnant women and children are among the passengers.
The vessel was carrying around 50 migrants and 21 of them were rescued.
The testimony of the 79 people rescued by the Aita Mari match with those of human rights organisations working in Libya: detention centres are places for torture and extortion. "You get arrested just because you are black," Ismail explained.
The shameful political game conducted by EU countries, motivated by the short-term goal of ensuring no rescue ships dock in their ports, has led to countless standoffs at sea.
Experts sound alarm over rising microplastics in Mediterranean Sea
A Sudanese man was killed by a bullet would, the International Organization of Migration said.
The migrants were picked up in two separate operations off the coast of Libya, MSF, who runs the ship alongside SOS Mediterranee, said on Twitter.
I was invited to cruise on a superyacht in Malta, bringing me that little bit closer to what it would feel like to own one myself.
Experts say that warming oceans and rising sea levels will likely make hurricanes more intense and their impact more devastating.
Corsica Linea rescued the migrants off the Balearic Islands and disembarked them in Majorca.
France, Germany, Ireland, Luxembourg, Portugal and Romania will welcome some of the migrants after agreeing on a deal, putting an end to a 14-day standoff.
A migrant rescue ship stranded in the Mediterranean has sailed in the shape of a heart to raise awareness about its plight.
France has become the first EU member state to say it would welcome some of the 356 migrants on board the stranded rescue ship Ocean Viking.
Almost 100 migrants from Spanish charity ship Open Arms finally disembarked on the Italian island of Lampedusa after nearly three weeks at sea.
More than 500 rescued migrants on two NGO ships remain stranded
In pictures posted to the charity's Twitter account, Gere was shown unloading boxes of fruit, vegetables, and water
A boat constructed of reeds will recreate ancient trade routes betweebn Egypt and the Black Sea that could predate the Greek Argonauts.
Germany says it is ready to take some migrants, refused permission to disembark from an Italian coastguard vessel in Sicily.
Most of the survivors of the worst Mediterranean shipwreck so far this year have been transferred to a Libyan detention centre that was hit by a deadly airstrike this month, according to the UN refugee agency.
More than 100 migrants are missing and feared drowned after a wooden boat capsized off the coast of Libya.
Two charities dedicated to rescuing migrants in the Mediterranean are about to resume operations there - seven months after they were forced to stop using their ship, Aquarius.
SOS Mediterranee and Doctors Without Borders (MSF) will restart operations using a new vessel, the Ocean Viking.
ProActiva Open Arms, a Spanish NGO that rescues migrants in the Mediterranean, brought one of their boats to Strasbourg to make a point. Euronews spoke with the crew and MEPs about the legal debate over rescuing migrants.