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27 April 2018, Germany, Darmstadt: A section of the new deportation detention facility (AHE) of the state of Hesse in Darmstadt-Eberstadt secured with barbed wire, high fences and surveillance cameras. The state of Hesse has for years housed its deportation detainees in other states, but it now counts with its own detention centre for them. The conversion of the Darmstadt-Eberstadt correctional's housing for day release prisoners into the AHE is to be largely finished mid-year and it will offer housing for 20 men. Capacity is to eventually expand to 50 people. Photo: Arne Dedert/dpa
27 April 2018, Germany, Darmstadt: A sec […]

Italy says migrant deportations from Germany will be small-scale

According to a minister at the Ministry of the Interior in Rome, the deportation of immigrants from Germany will be small and may reach 50 displaced monthly.
ARCHIVE - ILLUSTRATION - 01.03.2016, Greece, Vathi: An officer of the Federal Police Lake is in the port of the island of Samos on the foredeck of patrol boat BP 62 "Uckermark" before a first reconnaissance trip. (for dpa "Law plans see increase of Frontex to 10 000 men before" from 10.09.2018) Photo: Christian Charisius / dpa +++ dpa-Bildfunk +++
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EU and Albania ink border deal to control migration

EU says it has signed an agreement with Albania allowing EU border guards to enter the Balkan country to help control migrants.
Migrants rescued from the Mediterranean on board the Aquarius, a boat belonging to the NGO Doctors Without Borders, off the Italian coast, 27 June 2017. Thousands of migrants were rescued over the last few days as they made their way from Libya to Italy. Photo: Lena Klimkeit/dpa
Migrants rescued from the Mediterranean […]

Four EU countries to take in Aquarius migrants

France, Portugal, Germany and Spain struck a deal to take in migrants from the rescue ship Aquarius, after they are brought to Malta.
Hungarian PM and Chairman of FIDESZ party Viktor Orban delivers his state of the nation address in front of his party members at Varkert Bazar cultural centre in Budapest on February 18, 2018. Photo: Attila Kisbenedek / AFP
Hungarian PM and Chairman of FIDESZ part […]

Hungary’s Orban vows to oppose EU border-guard plan

Hungarian PM Viktor Orban has vowed to oppose an EU plan aimed at bolstering the bloc's external borders, accusing Brussels of wanting to take away Hungary's control of its own frontiers.
18.06.2018, Rhineland-Palatinate, Wittlich: Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission, gives his acceptance speech after receiving the Georg Meistermann Prize. The prize, worth 10,000 euros, goes back to the artist Georg Meistermann, who was critical and constructive in his quest for democracy and freedom of expression. Photo: Harald Tittel / dpa
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EU unveils plans to ramp up EU border guard, strengthen asylum rules

During his annual address to the European Parliament Jean-Claude Juncker unveiled measures to strengthen the asylum system in the Union.
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.
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.