As the coronavirus dominates headlines, activists fear the Mediterranean is the scene of an overlooked tragedy as more migrants try to cross, Europe closes its ports and rescue ships cease to function
EU powers France, Germany and Italy, along with smaller member Malta, will on Tuesday seek to rally the rest of the bloc to a joint scheme to distribute migrants saved at sea
Interior ministers from several European countries, as well as the European Commission, met in Malta to discuss finding a deal to the distribution of the migrants rescued in the Central Mediterranean.
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 Commission has presented a comprehensive report on investor citizenship and residence schemes operated by a number of EU member states.
The Aquarius rescue ship arrives in Malta after EU countries thrashed out a deal to take in the 141 migrants onboard, defusing another diplomatic standoff in the Mediterranean.