To find a “sustainable solution”, President von der Leyen urged all parties involved – national Parliaments, the European Parliament and national governments – to work together to acknowledge and overcome existing differences.
Minister Scicluna said that Malta will remain insisting on burden-sharing on an international level as well as more initiatives to relocate and resettle migrants.
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In a post on Twitter the NGO said that “those who survived are alive only thanks to the efforts of local fishermen who rescued them.” Alarm Phone described Europe as the fortress which has “demonstrated its deadly violence against people seeking to cross borders and find safety.”
Among the issues expected to be tackled in her first address, von der Leyen is expected to speak about the coronavirus pandemic, the economic downturn caused by the global pandemic, migration, foreign policy challenges and the bloc's green goals.
A major search-and-rescue operation was launched overnight.
"The goal of protecting our borders is a just one, but it does not give us a right to ignore anyone's human rights. We must be consistently reminded of our legal and moral obligations."
A woman who tested positive for coroanvirus, gave birth to a baby on board a helicopter while she was being transferred from Lampedusa to Sicily, on a one hour flight.