The European Commission on Monday asked EU member states to coordinate to cope with the rapid disembarkation of migrants rescued in the central Mediterranean area who are on various humanitarian organizations’ ships.
Faced with opposition from the Italian and Maltese authorities, Brussels has insisted that once the people at sea have been rescued, “it is important that they disembark quickly to ensure their safety and that of the crew”.
In this way, the migration spokesman Adalbert Jahnz called on the member states to work together in managing migration in such a way that “in the spirit of solidarity” not only the host country is burdened. Rather, they all coordinate to welcome the migrants.
The situation in the central Mediterranean has worsened in recent days as several NGO ships carried out massive rescue operations. The ship ‘Louise Michel’, funded by street artist Banksy, has moved nearly 200 migrants it was transporting to another rescue ship, the ‘Sea-Watch 4’, after requiring the intervention of the Coast Guard Italians in the past few hours to evict some of its passengers on deck due to overload.