Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu is now set to formally sign off on the accord at a final meeting with EU leaders
BRUSSELS, Belgium (Mar. 18, 2016) — EU leaders approved a controversial deal with Turkey to curb the huge flow of asylum seekers to Europe, with all migrants arriving in Greece from Sunday to be sent back.
New official figures show that a record 1.2 million asylum seekers arrived in the EU in 2015 – more than double the figure from the year before
BRUSSELS, Belgium (Mar. 5, 2016) — EU president Donald Tusk struck an unusually upbeat note on the migrant crisis Friday, March 4 as Turkey raised the possibility of taking back non-Syrian asylum seekers.
The plan was announced as figures showed that a record 1.25 million asylum seekers arrived in the EU in 2015, more than double the figure from the previous year
BRUSSELS, Belgium (Mar. 4, 2016)— The European Union on Friday, March 4, unveiled a “roadmap” to end border controls reintroduced by member states because of the migrant crisis and restore by year’s end the Schengen passport-free travel area.
The decision is the culmination of weeks of pressure on Greece, the main gateway for the million refugees and migrants who entered Europe last year
BRUSSELS, Belgium (Feb. 13, 2016) — EU member states on Friday, February 12 gave Greece a 3-month ultimatum to remedy “deficiencies” in controlling the influx of migrants or effectively face suspension from the Schengen passport-free zone.