EU leaders are willing to change the bloc's rules for the freedom of movement of workers, opening an opportunity for Britain to avoid a damaging "hard Brexit", former prime minister Tony Blair said on Saturday.
Rescue boats could be refused port in Italy if they don’t sign onto the proposed code of conduct.
Showing frustration with what Europeans consider British grandstanding and impatience with a dearth of clear proposals, the EU’s Michel Barnier said Britain needs to make “sufficient progress” on all the initial issues — citizens’ rights.
Citizens’ rights in each other’s nations are considered the first issue that both sides must settle.
France, Germany and the European Union pledged more money for Libya’s coast guard and more support for Italy to cope with a surge of migrant arrivals from Africa.