The ship was recently rejected by Italy’s new Government.
Is there something rotten in Spain? Unlike Italy, the country is moving to the left. Last year Barcelona’s leftist mayor Ada Colau, a former anti-eviction activist who has pushed Spain’s government to let her city accept more refugees, joined a 160,000 people march in Barcelona to demand Spain takes in more refugees.
“It is very important that in a Europe of uncertainty where xenophobia is on the rise for Barcelona to be a capital of hope,” Ms Colau said. She also criticized the federal government’s stance toward refugees in December at a Vatican conference on Europe’s refugee crisis.