The EU Grants Additional Funds to Spain and Greece to Handle Migration

The European Commission has announced that it is urgently granting additional funds to Greece and Spain to improve the conditions in the migratory camps on their land.

€ 25.6 million will be earmarked for Spain to support the camps in Ceuta and Melilla. Greece will receive € 20 million for Lesbos island migrants.

New trade war looms over Spanish olives

The U.S. flag still flutters next to others in front of the AgroSevilla factory, the world's biggest exporter of black olives based in southern Spain. But the cooperative in Andalusia may soon have to take down the Stars and Stripes if a rise of more than 20 percent in duties on black table olives recently imposed by the United States, its number one client, becomes permanent.

EU border chief warns migrant pressure will stay high

The number of migrants trying to reach Europe through the Mediterranean will remain high this year, with more expected to arrive through Spain, the head of European Union border agency Frontex warned Tuesday.

Fabrice Leggeri told reporters that "the irregular migration pressure on the southern borders in the Mediterranean will remain at a very high level."