Three ships carrying hundreds of people who have become the focus of a Europe-wide disagreement over migration have docked in Valencia.
The Italian coast guard vessel Dattilo arrived in the Spanish port just before 7am local time on Sunday, followed later by charity rescue vessel Aquarius and an Italian navy ship, the Orione.
The total number of migrants being transported was 630. They have 45 days until they must begin to resolve their legal situation, Spanish police said.
Among those rescued are seven children aged under five, 32 children aged between five and 15 years, 61 young people aged from 15 to 17 and 80 women, seven of whom are pregnant.
José Ramón García-Hernández, PP spokesman for Foreign Affairs, announced on Saturday that he will be standing for nomination to become the new leader of
the conservative party.
Mr García-Hernández is the first member of the PP to stand forward as a possible successor to former Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, who announced his
resgination last week.
— José Ramón Gª-Hdez (@JoseRa_Ghdez) June 16, 2018
It’s understood an extraordinary congress of the PP will take place between July 20 and 21 in Madrid – when a new leader will be voted on.
The commission investigating the Barcelona and Cambrils terror attacks last August have agreed their working plan, which includes statements from over 100 witnesses and experts.
The hearings will feature testimonies from police, intelligence agents and former members of government – both local and national.
Former ministers Juan Ignacio Zoido, Soraya Sáenz de Santamaría, Alfonso Dastis and José Manuel García-Margallo have all been called to take part in the investigation.
In Depth: Catalan Terror Attacks
- Barcelona and Cambrils terror attacks commission agree to working plan
- Man arrested on terror charged alleged to have ID used to buy explosives
- Death toll from Catalan attacks rises to 16
- Half a million join march in gesture of defiance against terrorism
- Terror suspects visited France before Barcelona atrocity
- Barcelona terror suspects tell of bigger plot in first court appearance in Madrid
- Main suspect in Barcelona terror attacks shot dead by police
- Manhunt continues for members of Barcelona terrorist cell
- King and Queen attend memorial mass and visit victims of last weeks terror attack
- Thousands expected to attend Barcelona rally in defiance of terror attacks
The commission aims to determine the causes, backgrounds and implications of the attacks, and how to reduce the future risks for the country.