In the past few days several European leaders - namely, French President Emmanuel Macron and Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat - have criticised rescue vessels and NGO's for disobeying authorities, and exacerbating the refugee crisis.Listen to an interview with MSF Humanitarian Affairs Advisor
Hundreds of migrants have been rescued by the Spanish Maritime Rescue Service. The migrants were taken to a makeshift migrant reception centre in Tarifa.
The rescue operations come amid growing arguments over who should take the migrants
The Italian broadsheets have had difficulty in being neutral and avoiding any form of judgment in the description of events that have migrants as protagonists.
A new report by the European Asylum Support Office reveals that applications for asylum in the EU have almost halved. This is the second year in a row that the number of asylum seekers in the EU have fallen, but the inflow remains higher than the pre-crisis levels of 2014.
Despite their claims, France and Spain have shown little solidarity in sharing the burden of irregular migration.
SOS Méditerranée urges European leaders and civil society: the forced odyssey of the Aquarius is a wake-up call
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As a humanitarian vessel turned away by Italy and Malta heads to Spain, questions hang over the future of migrant rescue missions in the Mediterranean.
The voyage has been wrought with drama and difficulty: The Mediterranean crossing between North Africa and Europe is dangerous – more than 600 people have died so far this year while attempting to cross it.
Migrants face misery of high seas and winds in cramped conditions before landfall.
Joy breaks out on the humanitarian vessel at Spain's offer of refuge after days at sea.
"Italy can't do the job alone" says the humanitarian organisation SOS Méditerranée
The events in the Mediterranean have been closely watched by Brussels
Euronews correspondent Anelise Borges reports from on board the Aquarius whose 629 migrants it rescued from the Mediterranean remain stranded at sea.
Rome reportedly asks Malta to take over 600 refugees onboard humanitarian vessel.
Authorities estimate street value of seized is between 15 and 20 million euros
On Sunday, a boat sank off the east coast of Tunisia, killing around 48 people. Our reporter Annelise Borges will go on board a search and rescue ship to find out more
At least 48 migrants died and 67 others were rescued when their boat sank off Tunisia’s coast, the government says.
It happened off the coast of Turkey's southern province of Antalya on Sunday. Five were rescued by the Turkish coastguard and fishermen
Baby boy 'Miracle' born on migrant rescue ship Aquarius
Jose Benavente and Benoit Micolon invested all their savings, 130,000 euro's, to buy a light plane to find dingies and alert ships for a speedier rescue
The Italian coast guard rescued 63 migrants from the Meditteranean Sea on Monday after their vessel capsized.
An eco-sustainable and intelligent energy network is benefiting a neighbourhood in Marseille through a project called 'Massileo', which is backed by European Cohesion Policy funds. It could soon be rolled out in other countries, such is the interest it has sparked.
A number of rescues were performed earlier in the day by the charity ship Aquarius, which is operated by Berlin-based NGO SOS Mediterranee and Doctors Without Borders, as well as Libyan coastguard vessels, rescuing hundreds at sea
It was exciting to visit the old world charm of Cyprus for the first time ever in December. Cyprus is known as the gateway to the Middle East where