BRUSSELS – In Brussels is behind the scenes working on a solution for the refugees on board the reddingsschip Aquarius. According to a spokeswoman for the European Commission, the EU administration “in contact with a number of member states” that the commission “has approached” on the matter. She did not say to which countries it comes.
Refugees on board reddingsschip Aquarius.
The Aquarius is waiting for consent to an EU-port in to be able to walk in. The ship is located to the west of Malta, as well as Italy, refuses to allow. On board are 141 people, among whom were 67 unaccompanied children. They were on Friday by the relief organizations Doctors without Borders and SOS Mediterranean sea off the coast of Libya, and picked up.
According to Rome acts the Aquarius as a ’taxi service’ for migrants, and helps the people smugglers with the rescue. Italy is also a case for London as the ship under the flag of Gibraltar, a British overseas territory, is sailing.
In June it was the Aquarius is also not welcome in Italy and Malta. The more than six hundred refugees could end up in the Spanish port city Valencia of the board.
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