Spanish firefighter Miguel Roldán was told by an Italian court he was being investigated for human trafficking after he took part in mission to rescue migrants in the Mediterranean.
The UNHCR has warned of a likely rise in anti-immigrant rhetoric ahead of the European Parliament elections in May even though the number of migrant arrivals in Europe fell last year, to a four-year low.
Keen to block migration, European governments invented a work-around to circumvent their legal obligations: they gave the Libyan Coast Guard support to intercept people at sea and return them to Libya.
“With the plan as it stands now, there will be less Mediterranean fish on the tables in France, Italy and Spain", said Oceana Europe Executive Director Lasse Gustavsson.
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.
Ship that has been refused docking permission in Italy and Malta is low on supplies and heading for Spain.
A pod of dolphins were filmed by sailors in the Mediterranean Sea at night as they fed on bioluminescent plankton
The Doctors Without Borders and SOS Méditerranée ship has said it has terminated its search and rescue operations due to pressure from European countries.
The 12 migrants were rescued in international waters off the coast of Libya by a small Spanish fishing boat.
A Spanish migrant rescue ship has been docked for over two months, waiting for authorities to grant it the last signature it needs to take to the Mediterranean Sea.
Rescue workers are searching for survivors after at least 17 migrants died trying to reach Spain from north Africa.
Actor Javier Bardem had a strong message for Europe — stop persecuting NGOs that are trying to save Migrants on the Mediterranean.
More bodies have been found after torrential rain and flash floods brought havoc to the south of France and the islands of Mallorca and Sardinia.
The collision resulted in a fuel spill that spread across 25 km in the Mediterranean Sea.
Without humanitarian assistance by NGOs, the refugee crisis "would have been hell"
European governments must review their search and rescue capacities in the Mediterranean Sea according to the UN Refugee Agency in Geneva. "The fear is if there is no search and rescue in the Mediterranean, more lives will be lost,” says UNHCR spokesman Babar Baloch.
Experts said EU leaders need to act to prevent the collapse of the region's fish stocks.
A huge spiderweb is covering 300 metres of vegetation in Aetoliko, Greece
European leaders should not allow their vision of a humane asylum policy to be held hostage by fear.
German NGO Sea Watch described the lack of action as "a clear case of non-assistance".
A documentary producer speaks to Euronews about his experience accompanying the Italian Coast Guard, NGOs and Italian Red Cross for two months as they conducted rescue operations in the Mediterranean Sea.
The UN’s Migration Agency confirms that Spain is now the preferred destination for migrants and refugees crossing the Mediterranean – but overall arrivals into Europe are well below 2017 and 2016 figures.
A beach on the Spanish island of Majorca had to be evacuated after a three-metre-long shark was seen swimming near the shore on Thursday.
Video shows tourists fleeing Mallorca beach after 10-foot shark spotted in sea.
NGO says Libya abandoned migrants at sea
A sea charity, at loggerheads with Italy and Libya after recovering a survivor and two bodies from the Mediterranean, is heading to Mallorca.