Container ship MV "Alexander Maersk" is allowed by Italian authorities to dock in Pozzallo, Sicily, after several days. There, it discharges over 100 rescued migrants. Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte says German migrant rescue ship MV "Lifeline" will be permitted to dock in Malta in a deal that will see some of the migrants on board come to Italy.
Malta has agreed it would take in a second ship carrying 234 people, after it was stuck on the Mediterranean for days.
Italy and Malta refuse entry to a German vessel carrying 629 migrants rescued off the coast of Libya. 2018-06-10 (Context: European migrant crisis, Germany, Italian, Malta)
Malta detains German migrant rescue boat MV "Sea Watch 3", which had been docked in Valletta for repairs, as it attempts to head into the Mediterranean Sea to rescue migrants off the Libyan coast. 2018-07-2 (Context: European migrant crisis, Germany, Malta)
Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez announces that he will allow a migrant vessel carrying 629 rescued migrants, including children and pregnant women, to dock in Valencia after Malta and Italy both refused the vessel. 2018-06-11 (Context: European migrant crisis, Italian, Malta)
Giuseppe Conte is sworn in as the new Prime Minister of Italy at the head of a populist coalition, formed by the Five Star Movement and the Northern League. Conte had previously given up on trying to form a government after President Sergio Mattarella had vetoed Conte's original choice for Minister of Finance, but a different candidate was agreed to yesterday. 2018-06-1 (Context: Giuseppe Conte, Italian, Prime Minister)
Italian President Sergio Mattarella accepts Giuseppe Conte as Prime Minister. Conte is now going to form his government, supported by the Five Star Movement and League. 2018-05-23 (Context: Giuseppe Conte, Italian, Prime Minister)