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Montevideo, November 17th 2018 - 19:59 UTC

Tag: Migrants crisis

  • Wednesday, July 25th 2018 - 06:06 UTC

    Italy rejects Brussels plan to pay Euro 6.000 for each migrant saved at sea

    “We aren’t asking for charity handouts. Every asylum-seeker costs the Italian taxpayer between 40,000 and 50,000 Euros”, Matteo Salvini said

    “We don't want money, we want dignity”, was the reply of Italian Minister of Interior Matteo Salvini to the European Commission proposal for EU member states be paid 6,000 Euro to accept and deal with each migrant saved at sea in the Mediterranean as they attempt to reach the European Union.

  • Tuesday, June 19th 2018 - 07:15 UTC

    Spain receives hundreds of rescued migrants but warns they will be dealt “according to our laws”

    Spain’s maritime rescue service pulled 986 people from 69 small boats its rescue craft reached in waters near the Strait of Gibraltar between Friday and Saturday

    Hundreds of migrants were rescued by Spanish authorities in the Strait of Gibraltar in recent days, with authorities in Tarifa having to equip a municipal gym to accommodate them once on land. With reception centres increasingly under strain, Tarifa’s municipal authorities, working alongside the Guardia Civil, the police, the Red Cross and the Spanish maritime rescue service, have again stepped up to give the migrants shelter and ensure their basic needs are met.

  • Monday, June 11th 2018 - 19:33 UTC

    Spain accepts rescue boat with stranded migrants in the Mediterranean

    Spain's new Socialist Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez agreed to allow the ship to dock in its eastern port of Valencia.

    Spain will welcome a ship with 629 migrants aboard after Italy and Malta refused to let the vessel dock in their ports. The migrants were saved by the French charity SOS Mediterranee on Saturday and were stranded in the Mediterranean Sea when Matteo Salvini, the new Italian interior minister, reportedly refused to allow the vessel to dock at Italian ports.