The foreign ministers of Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg and the Netherlands issue a joint communique in which they admit to being ‘concerned about the state of the European project’
ROME, Italy (Feb. 10, 2016) — The 6 founding members of the European Union on Tuesday, February 9, reiterated their commitment to “ever closer union”, even it means leaving less enthusiastic partners like Britain behind.
The cutoff on migrants from Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia follows a chorus of demands in recent weeks to step up expulsions after a rash of sex assaults in Cologne on New Year’s Eve blamed by police on North Africans
BERLIN, Germany (Jan. 30, 2016) — Germany moved Thursday, January 28 to toughen its asylum policies, as Finland and Sweden announced plans to deport tens of thousands of people in a bid to contain the migrant crisis.
Tighter border control comes after EU’s top economy took a record of 1.1 million refugees and migrants in 2015, Germany’s interior minister says
BERLIN, Germany (Jan. 24, 2016) — While Germany is still taking in around 2,000 refugees a day, it is now denying entry to about 200 others daily at its borders, the interior minister said Sunday, January 24.
The Greek coastguard says they had rescued 74 people after two boats ran into trouble off the Greek Aegean islands of Farmakonisi and Kalolimnos
ATHENS, Greece (Jan. 22, 2016) — At least 44 people including 20 children have died after their boats sank on their way from Turkey to Greece on Friday, January 22, with dozens of other migrants reported missing, coastguard officials in Greece and Turkey said.
Germany and Turkey have emerged as key players in the biggest migration crisis to rock Europe since World War II
BERLIN, Germany (Jan. 22, 2016) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel will press Turkey to step up to its “key role” in stemming the flow of migrants to Europe, when she hosts Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu for talks Friday, January 22.
The human traffickers allegedly purchase 3 old and decrepit cargo ships in Turkey, loading each with hundreds of paying migrants, then sending the vessels on autopilot toward the Italian coast.
POTSDAM, Germany (Jan. 21, 2016) — German and Turkish police on Wednesday, January 20, announced major coordinated raids against a criminal trafficking network that used unseaworthy ships to send more than 1,700 refugees to Europe.
No-one, including Merkel, has pretended that taking in 1.1 million asylum-seekers last year alone would be easy
COLOGNE, Germany (Jan. 11, 2016) — Chancellor Angela Merkel’s mantra on Germany’s record migrant influx has been “we can do it”, which Cologne refugee worker Behshid Najafi heartily agrees with – but would add a qualifying “if.”