Migrants

A new home in Europe?
Europe was plunged into crisis in 2015 as more than a million migrants flooded into the continent, making the risky journey across the Aegean to Greece or braving a perilous Mediterranean crossing. A deal with Turkey has stemmed the flow but can the EU agree a common approach to tackling the mass movement of people?
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.
"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.
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