Spain will not participate in the distribution of migrants rescued in the Mediterranean by boats humanitarian or military, to be the subject of a new agreement at european level, such as by mistake have informed these days Italian media. Official sources confirmed to the ABC that Spain has not purchased any commitment in that regard and will not , "that's not to say that our country does not assume its responsibilities in the field of assistance of migrants at sea or pay it forward to the hour to ensure their care under the law, since in both cases we are the more we" highlights from the government in functions of Pedro Sánchez, also for the purposes of the eu authorities.
The same sources explained that if this summer he agreed to receive one half of the passengers on the Open Arms was because the ship "is of Spanish flag", but remember that was not made an offer similar to in the case of the "Ocean Viking" , flag Norwegian, that at the end of August landed more than 350 people in Malta. Today, seven ships with similar missions are sailing in the Mediterranean, four of them of German flag.
According to data from the Ministry of the Interior, so far this year, Spain has registered the irregular entry by sea of 16,500 people as of the date of September 15, most of them rescued by means of Sea Rescue the Ministry of public works. The figure represents almost half of the aided in 2018 for the same dates, something that is due, among other factors , to the increasing involvement of Morocco in the rescue of boats in its waters past the Strait and the Alboran Sea.Updated Date: 17 September 2019, 22:00