The Maltese government's approach may have led to avoidable deaths, the rights group argued, in a new report. The report was published hours after the UN called on Malta and the EU to work to end a humanitarian crisis aboard a cargo ship off the island nation. … [Read more...] about Amnesty slams Malta over ‘illegal’ refugee tactics
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The Maltese government did not immediately comment on the Amnesty report, but Prime Minister Robert Abela said Sunday the situation on the Maersk Etienne "was not Malta's responsibility," as the ship was sailing under a Danish flag. … [Read more...] about Amnesty Says Malta Using ‘Illegal Tactics’ Against Migrants
Greece and Turkey have deployed naval and air force units to assert competing claims over energy exploration rights in the eastern Mediterranean. Turkish survey vessels and drill ships continue to prospect for gas in waters where Greece and Cyprus claim exclusive economic rights. … [Read more...] about Southern EU leaders urge Turkey to end “unilateral” actions
Some 20,000 migrants are thought to have landed in Italy between January and July according to UNHCR. Italy and neighboring Malta, which have borne the brunt of Europe's influx of migrants — along with Greece — have repeatedly called on European partners to take in some of the migrants who land on their shores. … [Read more...] about Italy removes 2,500 asylum seekers from crowded Lampedusa camp
Defeat this week will present Mrs May with some extremely unappetising choices. Whichever way she turns, she will be obliged to swallow a 10-course meal of her previous rhetoric. In the event that her deal goes down a second time, MPs have been promised a vote the next day on whether they are prepared to allow Britain to leave on 29 March without an agreement. If that vote takes place, it is pretty certain that there will be a Commons majority for rejecting no-deal. MPs have already said no to no-deal in a symbolic vote at the end of January. There is only a small minority in parliament, the most fanatical wing of the Brextremists, who positively yearn to go off the cliff edge without a parachute. There will be a majority to stop it, whether or not the government’s business managers try to whip Tory MPs. I say this because at least some Conservative MPs retain a residual instinct for self-preservation. They have contemplated the consequences of a calamitous Brexit and are very … [Read more...] about Brexit is heading towards extra time. The question then is: to what purpose?
ATHENS (Reuters) - The European Union must impose ‘meaningful’ sanctions on Turkey unless Ankara pulls its maritime assets from disputed areas in the eastern Mediterranean, Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said in an opinion piece published on Thursday. … [Read more...] about Greek PM: Dialogue with Turkey is important, but on peaceful terms
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Greece and Turkey have deployed naval and air force units to assert competing claims over energy exploration rights in the eastern Mediterranean. Turkish survey vessels and drill ships continue to prospect for gas in waters where Greece and Cyprus claim exclusive economic rights. … [Read more...] about Southern EU Leaders Urge Turkey to End ‘Unilateral’ Actions
The letter comes after Huw Merriman, chair of parliament's transport select committee, said that a failure to introduce airport testing would mean "further barriers to travel.” … [Read more...] about Make flights £78pp cheaper for Brits by scrapping Air Passenger Duty for a year, say Tory MPs
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