"We have reached an ad hoc solution," said the maltese prime minister Joseph Muscat to reporters at noon on Wednesday.
to receive some of the 49 high-profile båtmigranterna, but the settlement means that they get to go ashore in the island nation and then divided in eight EU countries: Italy, Germany, France, the Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, Ireland and Luxembourg.
the Landing was said to be ”within a few hours”.
the Settlement shall also include 249 migrants who previously picked up from the Mediterranean and are now in Malta.
Italy's populistregering has previously refused to open its ports for the 49 båtmigranterna. Including Germany, the Netherlands and Romania (current presidency of the EU) has declared itself willing to receive a few of them, ”if other countries do the same”.
the closest of the two ships, as in the days sailed back and forth in maltese waters in anticipation of the notice to get to dock at any european port.
Were Sea-Watch 3, flagged in the Netherlands, with 32 migrants aboard, who was picked up from an unsafe boat off the Libyan coast on december 22.
The 17 migrants on board the other ship, tyskflaggade Albrecht Penck owned by the human rights organisation Sea-Eye, were picked up on december 29.
the Sea-Watch, writes on Twitter that the EU finally decided to ”release the 49 people in their hostages ' freedom.https://twitter.com/seawatch_intl/status/1082959763414175744
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