More than 100 migrants stranded off the Italian coast cannot find a home, as Italy refuses to let them ashore until EU states offer them sanctuary.
The migrants were rescued about 10 days ago by the Diciotti, an Italian coastguard vessel, but were not allowed to disembark until Sunday.
European Union due to approve second tranche of $3.72 billion for projects supporting Syrian refugees in Turkey, whose number exceeds three million.
The European Court of Justice ruled that the EU was entitled to order national governments to take in quotas of mainly Syrian refugees relocated from Italy and Greece.
The European Commission will decide next month on any legal cases against countries failing to host migrants as agreed in a 2015 deal.
European Council recommends prolonging security checks at the borders of Austria, Germany, Denmark, Sweden and non-EU nation Norway for three months.
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