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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.
Macedonian PM Zoran Zaev (C) waves a Macedonian flag during a 'Yes' rally ahead of a referendum on whether to change the country's name to 'The Republic of North Macedonia' in Skopje on September 16, 2018. Photo: Robert Atanasovski / AFP
Macedonian PM Zoran Zaev (C) waves a Mac […]

Five things about Macedonia, a country that may change its name

Macedonia's citizens will vote Sunday on whether to rename their country "The Republic of North Macedonia", part of a compromise with Greece which has a province with the same name. 
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.
21.09.2018, Great Britain, London: Theresa May, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, speaks after the informal EU Summit in Salzburg on Downing Street. One day after the confrontational EU summit in Salzburg, British Prime Minister Theresa May of Brussels called for new Brexit proposals. Photo: Jack Taylor / Pool Getty Images / PA Wire / dpa +++ dpa broadcast +++
21.09.2018, Great Britain, London: There […]

May to meet divided cabinet as Brexit pressure grows

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May prepares for a crunch meeting this week aimed at ending the stress inside her cabinet over Brexit.
20.09.2018, Austria, Salzburg: Against the backdrop of the Hohensalzburg Fortress, German Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) and Charles Michel (r), Prime Minister of Belgium, head for the group photo during the informal EU summit. On the second day of the summit, EU leaders want to discuss the Brexit Roadmap and better protection of the EU's external borders. Photo: Dirk Waem / BELGA / dpa +++ dpa broadcasting ++
20.09.2018, Austria, Salzburg: Against t […]

Brexit to dominate second day of EU Salzburg meeting

EU leaders lined up to tell May she needs to give guarantees on the Irish border before they will grant her the Brexit deal.
ARCHIVE - 17.01.2018, Great Britain, London: An EU flag and a British national flag are blowing in front of the British Parliament in the Palace of Westminster. (to dpa "British hospital carriers warn of possible Brexit episodes" on 21.08.2018) Photo: - / Xinhua / dpa +++ dpa broadcasting +++
ARCHIVE - 17.01.2018, Great Britain, Lon […]

Sadiq Khan calls for second Brexit referendum

Mayor of London has called for another Brexit vote, saying the British public should get a "fresh say on our future".