Med & South

Global Europe 18-05-2017

The story of an 18-year-old refugee from Iraq

Hassan was in Kirkuk when a bomb exploded in a nearby building. He was with some friends. They entered to see if they can help. A machine gun opened fire on them. His companions died. He is now 18 and calls Romania his home. Hassan spoke to EURACTIV.ro

Central Europe 27-04-2017

Syrian refugee in Romania: ISIS banned chemistry and biology

In recent years, the Syrian community in Romania grew due to the ongoing civil war. They say they like Romania. They have their school there. But still, the refugees wish to eventually return home, they told EURACTIV.ro.

Global Europe 21-03-2017

Making a stop in Serbia, part I: The killer journey

Every day, hundreds of refugees enter Serbia. Most of them hope to cross to Hungary and eventually reach the West. But Syrians, Iraqis, and Afghans arrive only to get stuck at the border. EURACTIV Romania reports.

From Syria to Bulgaria, part II: ‘Now, I am a teacher in Sofia’

Elias now lives in Sofia, the capital city of Bulgaria – a country that when it first greeted him was not at all prepared to receive and care for him and the many others like him. EURACTIV Romania reports.

Central Europe 14-03-2017

From Syria to Bulgaria, part I: Escaping death

Some years ago, an ambitious Kurd from a village in northern Syria won a scholarship to study abroad. He ended up in Havana, where he learned Spanish. Elias later returned to Syria, where he became a translator at the state news agency, SANA. EURACTIV Romania reports.

Global Europe 27-02-2017

The Presidency: Migration mayday

The seasons are changing. As the weather gets better, Europe's migration crisis gets worse. In a year of critical elections, Malta brings its frontline Mediterranean experience to the leadership of the presidency of the European Union.

Global Europe 23-02-2017

The Presidency debate: Migration

Spring is coming, and with it a migration surge.

The Presidency: Malta at the helm
Digital 26-01-2017

The Presidency: Malta at the helm

It's a time of crisis, global turbulence, and economic change. It's also a time of opportunity. On the first of January, for the first time, Malta took up the presidency of the Council of the European Union.

Federica Mogherini
Global Europe 18-07-2016

Mogherini on Turkey: ‘No country can become an EU member state if it introduces the death penalty’

EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs Federica Mogherini stressed on Monday (18 July) that “no country can become an EU member state if it introduces the death penalty”, after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on Sunday that the country should reintroduce capital punishment after last week’s attempted coup.

Angela Merkel on the refugee crisis.
Global Europe 19-02-2016

Merkel on refugee crisis: ‘We need protection of external borders’

“It is good if EU and Turkey share the burden, but we need protection of external borders,” said German Chancellor Angela Merkel on her arrival to the European Council Summit on Thursday.

Global Europe 23-09-2015

Orbán: If Greece cannot defend its borders, let others do it

If the Greeks are not able to defend their own borders […], let the other countries of the European Union defend their borders,” Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said on Wednesday (23 September).

Global Europe 23-09-2015

Merkel on refugee crisis: ‘International programmes are not sufficiently financed’

"We all, me included, have seen that the international programmes are not sufficiently financed. We hope for a signal that the gap in the WHO will be filled,” German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday (23 September).

Global Europe 23-09-2015

Cameron pledges £100 million to help Syria

"When it comes to Syria, Britain has already given over a billion pounds. Today I can announce we will commit another £100 million (about €136 million) including £40 million pounds for the vital World Food Programme,” British Prime Minister David Cameron said upon his arrival at an extraordinary EU summit in Brussels on Wednesday (23 September).

Global Europe 23-09-2015

Tusk: ‘The future of Schengen is at stake’

“The most urgent question is how to regain control of our external borders. Otherwise it doesn't make sense to even speak about a common European migration policy,” European Council President Donald Tusk upon his arrival at an extraordinary EU Summit in Brussels on Wednesday.

Global Europe 23-04-2015

Coffin-carrying migrants march on European Council

“I am an undocumented immigrant, like many of the people here, and we are here to tell the European Parliament and the European Parliamentarians that the situation is a problem they created and they can solve it. So we want them to save these people that are dying in the Mediterranean sea.”

Global Europe 23-04-2015

EU leaders will use military against refugees, warns leading MEP

EU leaders are set to agree a deal that will mean refugees being turned away from Europe by “military means”, a leading MEP warned today (23 April)

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Global Europe 30-08-2013

Eurozone crisis threatens Southern Europe’s public goods

Crisis-hit southern countries sell out state-owned goods to reduce budget deficits. Spain is thinking to privatise national heritage sites, while Greece is under pressure to have historical buildings managed by a foreign holding company.