On Friday (June 25), 33 European cities signed a declaration [pdf] in the Italian city of Palermo to establish the "International Alliance of Safe Harbours". All signees are united in their willingness to take in more refugees and migrants.
"Cities that are willing to take in more people should be allowed to do so voluntarily," said Mike Schubert, the mayor of Potsdam in Germany, one of the cities that co-signed the declaration.
"With the new network, we want to provide speedy relief for the cities along the Mediterranean," the Social Democrat politician said."
Source: InfoMigrants, 28 June 2021