# Migrants

"Yes we are global payers, but we have to be global players too," the head of the EU executive told lawmakers Photo: Frederick Florin / AFP
"Yes we are global payers, but we have t […]

Juncker urges EU to become ‘global player’ with muscular foreign policy

Europe must become "global player" with a muscular foreign policy to match its economic strength, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker says in his annual address to parliament.
Supporters of the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party wave German flags as they walk behind a barrage of riot police during a demonstration in Chemnitz, eastern Germany, on September 1, 2018. Photo: John MacDougall / AFP
Supporters of the far-right Alternative […]

Has Germany’s migrant influx fuelled crime?

Germany's emboldened far right has seized on a number of high-profile crimes allegedly committed by migrants to excoriate Chancellor Angela Merkel's liberal border policy.
23 August 2018, Germany, Erfurt: Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz of the Austrian People's Party (OVP) comes to the annual reception of the CDU faction of the Thuringian state parliament. Photo: Britta Pedersen/dpa-Zentralbild/dpa
23 August 2018, Germany, Erfurt: Austria […]

Less migration will improve EU bonds, Austria’s Kurz tells Germans

Kurz has advocated for stronger border security as the European Union grapples with the continued arrival of migrants and the management of its internal and external borders.
21.08.2018, Italy, Catania: A man is standing on the deck of the Italian coast guard ship "Diciotti", which after several days in the Mediterranean has entered the Sicilian port of Catania. However, the 177 migrants on board are not allowed to leave the ship at first. Interior Minister Matteo Salvini of the right-wing Lega does not want to let people go ashore unless there are "answers from Europe," sources in the ministry said. Photo: Orietta Scardino / ANSA / dpa +++ dpa-Bildfunk +++
21.08.2018, Italy, Catania: A man is sta […]

Malta recovers bodies and survivors from sinking migrant boat

The Maltese armed forces announced that they had rescued 100 passengers and recovered two bodies from a boat that was about to drown.
ARCHIVE - 24.07.2018, Berlin: Horst Seehofer (CSU), Federal Minister of the Interior, Home and Construction, answers questions from journalists at the presentation of the 2017 report on the protection of the constitution. (dpa "Seehofer lays cornerstones for immigration law" from 08/16/2018) Photo: Wolfgang Kumm / dpa +++ dpa-Bildfunk +++
ARCHIVE - 24.07.2018, Berlin: Horst Seeh […]

Germany seals migrant return deal with Greece

Germany has reached an agreement with Greece to send back migrants to the Mediterranean country if they have already applied for asylum there.
Crew members wave as the rescue ship Aquarius, chartered by French aid group SOS Mediterranee and Doctors Without Borders (MSF), leaves the harbour in Marseille, southeastern France, on August 1, 2018, after docking for maintenance. Photo: Boris Horvat / AFP
Crew members wave as the rescue ship Aqu […]

EU faces fresh standoff over Aquarius migrant boat

European countries face pressure to resolve a new standoff with operators of the migrant rescue ship Aquarius which is stranded for a second time in the Mediterranean carrying 141 people.
ddpatopbilder - HANDOUT - The Syrian Sami is sitting on 01.12.2017 in a small dinghy and floating on the Mediterranean Sea. After 20 hours, employees of the aid organization Proactiva Open Arms rescued him. (to dpa "Syrian alone with inflatable boat on the run - miraculous rescue" from 04.12.2017 - WARNING: use only for editorial purposes in the context of current reporting with complete citation "Proactiva Open Arms / dpa" - No sale) Photo: Proactiva Open Arms / dpa +++ (c) dpa - broadcasting +++
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NGO migrant vessel docks in Spain after turned away from Italy, Malta

A Spanish migrant rescue boat that has been rejected by Italy and Malta has docked in Spain amid a heated debate over which countries will accept the 87 refugees on board.
03 May 2018, Germany, Ellwangen: A man is escorted by masked police officers at the state reception centre for refugees (LEA). The major police operation at the refugee centre comes after riots in the wake of the failed deportation of a 23-year-old Togolese man four days ago. (ATTENTION EDITORS: The person's face was pixelized for legal reasons concerning personal rights) Photo: Stefan Puchner/dpa
03 May 2018, Germany, Ellwangen: A man i […]

600 deportations from Germany prevented by migrants pushing back

According to the German government ,hundreds of migrants resisting deportation from Germany at the last minute.