As the first of up to 900 bodies from the deadliest known shipwreck of migrants trying to reach Europe were brought ashore, the European Union yesterday (20 April) proposed doubling the size of its Mediterranean search and rescue operations.
Berlin has long resisted using the term “genocide” to describe the massacre of 1 million Armenians in 1915 but now the Chancellor and her coalition government have given in to pressure from Bundestag MPs in their own ranks. EurActiv Germany reports.
“We cannot accept that hundreds of people die when they try to cross the sea to Europe,” said European Council President Donald Tusk after a fishing boat capsized overnight off the Libyan coast, killing as many as 700 migrants.
Council President Donald Tusk today (20 April) called an extraordinary EU summit on the refugee crisis in the Mediterranean, to be held on Thursday (23 April), after a fishing boat capsized overnight off the Libyan coast, killing as many as 700 migrants.
Thousands of protesters took to the streets in Europe on Saturday (18 April) to oppose what could be the world's biggest free trade deal, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) between the US and European Union.
An agreement between Moscow and Athens for the construction of the “Turkish Stream” gas pipeline, expected to bring up to €5 billion to Greece, may possibly be signed at the start of next week, Greek government sources said on Saturday (18 April).