The EU has praised Spain for taking in the NGO vessel Open Arms, which has been denied entry to Italy with over 100 migrants on board.
After being at the sea for four days, a group of migrants are finally allowed to enter Malta and will be distributed around the EU countries.
The asylum claims within the EU have decreased after its peak in 2015. Due to the current political situation in Venezuela however, the number of asylum applications is slowly rising.
The Maltese armed forces announced that they had rescued 100 passengers and recovered two bodies from a boat that was about to drown.
A Spanish migrant rescue boat that has been rejected by Italy and Malta has docked in Spain amid a heated debate over which countries will accept the 87 refugees on board.