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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 […]

Interior Ministry: 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, a German Interior Ministry spokeswoman said on Friday.
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

Migrant Rescue Boat To Dock In Spain After Being Rejected By Italy And Malta.
01 August 2018, Germany, Berlin: Horst Seehofer (CSU), Federal Minister of the Interior, Home and Building, is waiting for the Cabinet meeting in the Federal Chancellery to begin. During the holiday period, the Vice-Chancellor traditionally chairs the meeting of the Federal Cabinet in the absence of the Chancellor. Photo: Michael Kappeler/dpa
01 August 2018, Germany, Berlin: Horst S […]

First asylum holding centres open in Germany under controversial plan

Germany's interior minister is pressing ahead with controversial plans to hold asylum seekers in centres until their right to stay is determined.
Members of SOS Mediterranee and Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF - Doctors Without Borders) perform a rescue drill during a joint operation some 24 nautical miles (50km) off Libya's coast, in the Mediterranean, on May 4, 2018. Photo: Louisa Gouliamaki / AFP
Members of SOS Mediterranee and Medecins […]

EU offers member states money to admit rescued migrants

The EU proposes financial incentives to member countries to admit migrants from Mediterranean rescue boats as part of efforts to defuse a weeks-long showdown with Italy.
President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker listens during a joint press conference with the Austrian Chancellor during a visit of the College of Commissioners in Vienna on July 6, 2018. Photo: Georg Hochmuth / APA / AFP
President of the European Commission Jea […]

EU to offer new proposals on external border protection: Juncker

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker says the body will unveil new proposals in September on ways of protecting the EU's external borders.