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?
A French Gendarme stands guard at passport control at the airport in Montpellier, southern France, on November 20, 2015. Photo: Pascal Guyot / AFP
A French Gendarme stands guard at passpo […]

Europe’s Schengen area: border free, with exceptions

French President Emmanuel Macron has called for reform of the Schengen system, which currently involves 26 countries: 22 EU countries, plus non-EU Norway, Switzerland, Iceland and Liechtenstein.
ARCHIVES - Migrants rescued from Italy by a dinghy in the Mediterranean Sea are sitting on a boat run by the aid organizations Doctors Without Borders and SOS Mediterranee on 27.06.2017. (to dpa "Fewer refugees in Italy and Greece" from 01.01.2018) Photo: Lena Klimkeit / dpa +++ (c) dpa - Bildfunk +++
ARCHIVES - Migrants rescued from Italy b […]

EU extends Mediterranean anti-migrant-smuggling mission by 3 months

The European Union extends its naval operation targeting human smugglers in the Mediterranean Sea by three months.
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