Aquarius: “Malta followed international law” – Juncker

A staff member checks the physical condition of a migrant on the MV Aquarius, a search and rescue ship run in partnership between SOS Mediterranee and Medecins Sans Frontieres on their way to Spain, June 13, 2018. Karpov / SOS Mediterranee/handout via REUTERS

President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker, said that according to the Commission’s assessment, Malta has followed international law in regards to the Aquarius case, which was carrying 629 immigrants.

In a statement, the Prime Minister said Juncker said this during a phone call with him today, which was specifically on this case.

Muscat said he hoped that the relationship between Malta and Italy will get back to normal.