Pedro Sanchez

SPAIN has rejected a charity boat ferrying 230 migrants, saying it cannot be the ‘sea rescue organisation for all of Europe’. 

Pedro Sanchez, the new Socialist prime minister, said there must be a ‘common answer’ to the growing crisis and that it must come from ‘various countries’ in the EU.

The ship is now heading to Malta.

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said his country would take in some of the migrants.

Although it comes after his deputy prime minister, Matteo Salvini, tweeted that Italy had stopped an ‘invasion’ after forcing two charity boats to dock elsewhere.

Spain took in 630 migrants from the Gibraltar-registered Aquarius ship earlier this month after Malta and Italy refused.



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