Most Mediterranean mussels are grown in the Ebro Delta, in Spain’s northeast, and often enjoyed by consumers nearby. But this year’s Mediterranean harvest was nearly wiped out by unusually warm seas, forcing restaurant owners to import their mussels from other countries.
Like the US, France is navigating political disagreements about its history and their relationship to modern issues of race.
Italian populists—skeptical of the value of EU membership—drove Italy to become the first G7 country to join China’s Belt and Road Initiative. Then the pandemic brought generous EU aid, leaving Italy to reassess who its real friends are and how best to help its economy.
Greece's and Turkey's land borders are fairly clear these days — but claims over the sea are not. When you add recent, underwater gas discoveries to the mix, the decision about who has the right to drill — and where — becomes tangled and complex.
Flooding in November has left experts wondering whether the massive retractable gates the city is constructing will ever keep all of the water out.
The Trump administration's immigration policies harken back to the origins of immigration restriction a century ago that sought to keep “undesirables” — like my family — out.
Since 1974, the island of Cyprus has been divided by a ceasefire "Green Line" that separates the majority-Greek south from the Turkish-occupied north. Now, two friends from both sides of the divide are pressing olives for peace.
A small tanker that was hijacked by migrants off Libya docked in Malta's port of Valletta on Thursday after Maltese special forces took control of the vessel.
The changes come as migrants’ pathways across the Mediterranean evolve to make Spain the busiest gateway into Europe.
Isabella Alexander has spent years researching and reporting on the effort by migrants to cross from Morocco to Spain, via land routes. Now, she has named 47 previously unidentified victims of a failed sea crossing in early February.
In February 2017, Italy and Libya signed an agreement to try to slow the arrival of migrants across the Mediterranean from Africa to Europe, with Italy giving logistical and financial support to Libya's coast guard. Since then, migrant sea arrivals in Europe have declined, and so have drownings, but many migrants returned to Libya face abusive detention.