NATO will investigate French accusations that Turkey's navy failed to respond to an allied call to inspect a vessel this month in the Mediterranean, the alliance chief said on Thursday, an incident Paris suspects involved Turkish arms smuggling to Libya.
European Bishops urge EU to refrain from using coronavirus as excuse not to save lives
Government is giving the wrong impression, that solidarity can somehow be put under quarantine, said Alternattiva Demokrativa, in a statement issued on Saturday. Carmel Cacopardo, Chairperson of AD said that the Government declarations that immigrants escaping Libya and those rescued from drowning will not be helped are plain wrong.
Scicluna has also been on the front line in the defence of migrants, sometimes criticising government policies. In 2017 he visited the Phoenix, one of the NGO-run rescue ships plying the waters of the southern Mediterranean to save migrants from drowning.
Libya's internationally recognised Government of National Accord (GNA) has been fending off a months-long offensive by General Khalifa Haftar's forces in eastern Libya, which have been supported by Russia, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates.
Turkey backs Fayez al-Serraj's Government of National Accord (GNA) in Libya, which has been torn by factional conflict since 2011, and has already sent military supplies to the GNA despite a United Nations arms embargo, according to a report by U.N. experts seen by Reuters last month.
The boat, which survivors said had departed from Libya taking advantage of a respite in bad weather, was believed to carry some 170 people.
"Talk less, act more" is the defining statement of the Mediterranean Bishops' meeting to be held between 18th and 23rd February of 2020. This...