The EU has praised Spain for taking in the NGO vessel Open Arms, which has been denied entry to Italy with over 100 migrants on board.
Matteo Salvini, who has plunged Italy into turmoil by pulling out of the coalition government, could eventually take the country out of the EU, a former prime minister has warned
After being at the sea for four days, a group of migrants are finally allowed to enter Malta and will be distributed around the EU countries.
Italy will not allow rescued refugees from the Mediterranean Sea to enter its shores until the European Union clarifies which countries are willing to take them in.
The EU statistics agency Eurostat released its 2018 report showing extremely diverse unemployment rates across Europe.