EU urges ‘swift resolution’ on stranded migrants

Brussels (AFP) – The EU on Monday called on Italy and Malta to reach a “swift resolution” to allow a boat carrying hundreds of migrants to dock, saying it was a “humanitarian imperative.”

“We call on all involved to contribute to a swift resolution so that the people on board the Aquarius vessel may be safely disembarked as soon as possible,” European Commission spokesman Margaritis Schinas told a daily briefing.