This is far from the first time the Hellenic coastguard has faced accusations of endangering asylum seekers lives at sea.
After fire destroyed a migrant reception centre on the Greek island of Lesbos, the EU needs a more welcoming approach to asylum.
Official statistics record 377 deaths in the Mediterranean in 2020, but the true figure is likely to be much higher.
Migrants have been left to die in the Mediterranean as Italy and Malta declared their harbours ‘unsafe’ in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic.
Five years ago, communities in Italy and Greece volunteered to help migrants and refugees. Now that solidarity has disappeared. Why?
Both in 19th-century America and today, the initiative and choices of those making the journey are often ignored.
The NATO-led military intervention in Libya has just fuelled more violence.
The ICC may be the only institution capable of breaking the current legal impasse.
Carola Rackete, captain of an NGO search and rescue ship, was arrested by Italian authorities when landing in Italy. She isn’t the first to be criminalised for trying to save people at sea.
Lawyers ask ICC to investigate EU over its policy of deterring migrants from crossing the Mediterrean, the world’s deadliest border.
How the ‘refoulement’ industry between Europe and Libya works.
It is difficult to see how the EU can allow its key African migration work to be supervised by Eritrea.
Gibraltar’s decision to terminate permission for the Aquarius to conduct operations in the Mediterranean is the latest example of national politics undermining rescue at sea.
Newly proposed ‘controlled centres’ in the EU must not breach migrants’ human rights.
The Sea-Watch 3 vessel has been prevented from leaving Malta to continue its search and rescue operations in the Mediterranean.
Migration is central to Mediterranean history and people have always moved between its two shores.
In March 2016, the EU struck a deal with Turkey to stop migrants crossing the Mediterranean to Greece. What has happened since?
The decision to repatriate migrants is a welcome intervention. But, it fails to consider the fundamental causes.
Police used water cannons and tear gas to remove a group of migrants and refugees from a square in Rome in August.
The number of people arriving has risen, but is not the highest on record.