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Spain now “preferred” migrant destination

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Most migrants who crossed the Mediterranean to Europe last year arrived in Spain, according to European Union estimates with Italy having the fewest irregular...

Germany, France to add Spain to fighter programme

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Germany and France will welcome Spain as a full partner in their programme to develop a next-generation air combat system, and expect...

Migrant deaths at sea off Spain triple

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At least 631 African migrants died trying to reach Spain so far this year, almost three times more than in 2017 and...

Migrants die during Africa Spain crossing

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At least 17 migrants died trying to cross from North Africa to Spain with rescuers picking up more than 100 others, the...

Migrants drown off Spain

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Three migrants drowned and 354 were rescued from dinghies in Spanish waters the maritime rescue service said. The nationalities of the dead...

Dead migrants found in Spanish waters

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Five migrants drowned and 193 were rescued in the western Mediterranean Sea off the Spanish coast, the Spanish coastguard said, after six...

Spain defends hard line on North African border immigration

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Spain will not tolerate violent attempts to enter the country, the government said on Wednesday, in response to criticism of its swift...

Rescue boat Open Arms arrives in Spanish port with 87 migrants...

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Spanish rescue boat Open Arms arrived in the southern port of Algeciras on Thursday with 87 migrants the crew said they had...

Germany reaches first deal with Spain to return migrants

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The German government has agreed with Madrid that it can send back to Spain migrants who have already applied for asylum there,...

Major migrant rescue in Mediterranean

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Almost 400 migrants were rescued in the Mediterranean at the weekend as they attempted to cross from Morocco to Spain, Spanish rescue...

EU to support Morocco, Spain on migration, but funds limited

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The European Commission is willing to increase funding to Spain and Morocco to help manage a rise in migration across the western...

Migrants make landfall on Spanish beach

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More than 30 illegal migrants, pursued by a police boat, landed their packed dinghy on a Spanish beach and then scattered into...

Migrants force their way into Spanish enclave

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More than 600 African migrants forced their way through a heavily fortified border fence separating the Spanish North African enclave Ceuta from...

Spanish maritime patrol detachment have flown 1000 missions

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Deterrence, repression and prevention of piracy begins with the identification of the threat. Consequently the European Union Naval Force (EU Navfor) has...

Migrant rescue boat heads for Spain as row simmers

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An ocean rescue charity is taking a lone survivor and the bodies of two dead migrants to Spain, after clashing with Italy...

Migrants die on boat left adrift – claim

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A woman and a boy adrift in the Mediterranean died hours before help reached their damaged dinghy, Spanish rescuers said after finding...

More than 900 migrants rescued by Spain

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Spain's coast guard rescued 933 migrants and found four dead bodies in the Mediterranean at the weekend as the country prepared for...

Migrant rescue ship ports in Spain

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The Aquarius charity-run rescue ship arrived in the Spanish port of Valencia on Sunday, a week after Italy refused to let it...

Med migrants rescued by Spanish authorities

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Spanish authorities rescued over 500 migrants at the weekend from more than a dozen boats making the Mediterranean crossing to Europe. Following...

Nigerian girls rescued from sex trafficking ring

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Spanish police rescued 39 Nigerian girls and women from a notorious sex trafficking ring who kept them in squalid cave-like houses and...

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