European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has unveiled plans to recruit 10,000 staff to the EU’s coastguard and asylum agency to improving border policing and speed up the deportation of illegal immigrants.
More than 100 people have died in a shipwreck off the Libyan coast and the remaining survivors are being held in detention in the country, a humanitarian campaign group has claimed.
British farmers are to be given the green light to recruit up to 2,500 migrants a year under a new seasonal work scheme.
Italy has allowed all the migrants stuck on an Italian coast guard ship to disembark, 10 days after they were rescued in the Mediterranean Sea.
Many of the 150 migrants stranded on a coastguard ship for a ninth day have launched a hunger strike out of frustration that Italy will not let them disembark in Sicily unless fellow EU nations pledge to take them, authorities said.
The Italian coast guard ship Diciotti has arrived in the Sicilian city of Catania with 177 migrants awaiting word on which countries will take them following another standoff between Malta and Italy.
Two South American nations are stiffening entry requirements for the flood of Venezuelans fleeing their nation’s economic and humanitarian crisis.
Italy’s transport minister has said the UK should take in 141 migrants picked up by a rescue ship that sails under the flag of the British territory of Gibraltar.
A rescue boat carrying 87 African migrants and refugees saved in the Mediterranean Sea has docked at the southern Spanish port of Algeciras.
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