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A migrant kneels outside a tent in a make shift camp in the vicinity of the former 'Jungle' camp site, near the northern French port city of Calais on February 18, 2019. Photo: Philippe Huguen / AFP
A migrant kneels outside a tent in a mak […]

Migration is burning issue in EU election campaign

Migration is resurfacing as a hot topic in the election campaign for the new European Parliament after sowing discord across the EU throughout the outgoing legislature's five-year term.
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.
Migrants wait to be rescued by the Aquarius rescue ship run by NGOs 'SOS Mediterranee' and 'Medecins Sans Frontieres' in the Mediterranean, 30 nautical miles from the Libyan coast, on August 2, 2017. Photo: Angelos Tzortzinis / AFP
Migrants wait to be rescued by the Aquar […]

EU leaders seal migration deal after marathon talks

EU leaders clinch a migration deal during all-night talks that Italy's hardline new PM said meant his country was "no longer alone" in shouldering the responsibility for migrants.
18 June 2018, Germany, Munich: Horst Seehofer, CSU chairman and Federal Minister of the Interior, speaking during a press conference that took place after the session of the CSU presidium. Photo: Peter Kneffel/dpa
18 June 2018, Germany, Munich: Horst See […]

Germany’s migration dispute: Who can enter Germany and who can’t?

Germany's interior minister has threatened to start turning migrants back at the border unless Chancellor Angela Merkel finds a joint solution at EU level. Who exactly can enter Germany and who can't?