Turkish President Tayyip Erdoğan threatened to flood Europe with migrants in November if European Union leaders did not offer him a better deal to help manage the refugee crisis, a Greek news website said yesterday (8 February).
European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker's flagship plan to stem Europe's migration crisis by redistributing refugees around the bloc risks crumbling, as EU states balk at sharing the burden, according to several diplomats and officials.
A British EU exit could mean thousands of migrants landing on Britain's shores "overnight", the government said yesterday (8 February), stepping up the rhetoric in the campaign ahead of a referendum on membership.
The European Commission will decide whether to provide extra emergency funding for member states to tackle the costs of the refugee crisis after the meeting of EU finance ministers in Brussels this Friday (12 February).
The Council of Europe’s Commissioner for Human Rights criticised Italy for its continuing stance on same-sex relationships and cast doubt on new legislation currently being considered by Rome’s lawmakers. EurActiv Italy reports.
The mayor of the Greek island of Kos has warned that the establishment of a refugee reception centre there will lead to riots and violence, as well as having a negative impact on the island’s lucrative tourist trade. EurActiv Germany reports.
Tens of thousands of Syrians remain stranded at the border with Turkey today (8 February) after escaping a Russia-backed government attack on Aleppo, as German Chancellor Angela Merkel prepared to visit Ankara.
Exasperated by the flood of so-called scientific works from Romanian prisons, on 3 February, the government suspended a controversial law that allowed reduced sentences in exchange for publishing “works with scientific value”.