Refugees

Global Europe 17-02-2017

Operation Sofia has saved 33,296 migrants in Mediterranean

Operation Sofia, the EU’s mission to prevent illegal immigration in the Mediterranean, has captured 101 traffickers, neutralised 387 boats and rescued 33,296 migrants at sea in the year-and-a-half it has been operating. Euractiv Spain reports.

Central Europe 16-02-2017

Future EU: Does Visegrád have a plan?

In the Visegrád Group, there is a desire to both strengthen the powers of member states, but also defend the Schengen area, and the four freedoms. Unsurprisingly, talk of treaty change is in the air. Euractiv's Central European partners report.

Central Europe 15-02-2017

Slovak presidency failed to impress Eurosceptics

Two in three Slovaks knew that the country held its first rotating presidency in the Council last fall. But, according to a survey, the rest were either unclear, or didn't know about it. Euractiv Slovakia reports.

Global Europe 15-02-2017

Disabled refugees challenged by Greek camps

Disabled refugees in Greek camps are faced with a number of obstacles, ranging from identification and bullying to a lack of access to appropriate services, according to migrant advocates.

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Global Europe 15-02-2017

Solidarity: Key to ensuring dignity for migrants and refugees all over Europe

Solidarity has to be placed at the heart of Europe’s migration and asylum policy by incorporating a rights-based approach based on a more efficient responsibility-sharing system and improved harmonisation of protection’s standards among Member States.

Enlargement 10-02-2017

Serbia-Croatia relations strained by the past

Relations between Belgrade and Zagreb are stuck. Frequently in crisis mode, their ties are beset by sharp rhetoric, especially during election periods, say Serbian and Croatian political analysts. Euractiv Serbia reports.

Global Europe 07-02-2017

EU migration chief to tell US it must keep taking in refugees

The European Union's migration Commissioner will tell the new US Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly in Washington on Wednesday (8 February) that the United States cannot shut its doors on refugees despite President Donald Trump's orders.

Enlargement 02-02-2017

Serbia: 7000 asylum seekers estimated in the country

After the closing of the Balkan route about a year ago, by which migrants and refugees mainly from the Middle East had arrived in the EU, there are some 7,000 in Serbia at the moment. EURACTIV Serbia reports.

Global Europe 31-01-2017

EU boosts Libya coastguard training to stem migrant flow

The European Union on Monday (30 January) kicked off the second stage of a training scheme for Libya's coastguard to stem the trafficking of migrants.

Protest against Trump policy in Brussels
Global Europe 30-01-2017

Muslim ban protest in Brussels

A diverse crowd gathered in the freezing rain on Monday afternoon (30 January) at the Bourse, the Brussels Stock Exchange, to protest US President Trump’s Muslim ban.

Global Europe 27-01-2017

Turkey says may cancel migrant readmission deal after Greece ruling

Turkey on Friday (27 January) threatened to scrap a migrant readmission deal with Athens after the Greek Supreme Court refused to return eight suspects allegedly linked to the failed July coup.

27-01-2017

Trans-Europe Express: Refugees forever

The refugee problem won’t go away. No matter how hard populists try to put up walls and seal off borders, they keep on coming.

Central Europe 27-01-2017

Hate crimes on the rise in Czech Republic despite refugee progress

From Syria to an integration centre and finally to a new home in Prague. A refugee's path may rake this route. But life for Arabs in the Central European country also has its dark sides. EurActiv Czech Republic reports.

Euro & Finance 25-01-2017

Monti group advisor: EU money could be better targeted at external borders

Instead of punishing member states that refuse to accept refugees, there could be improved compensation for those that accept refugees and manage their resettlement, Dr. Giacomo Benedetto told EurActiv Slovakia in a wide-ranging interview.

Security 11-01-2017

German ministers agree on tougher rules for migrants posing security risk

Germany's interior and justice ministers, representing the two blocs in Chancellor Angela Merkel's ruling coalition, agreed on Tuesday (10 January) on tougher measures for asylum seekers whose documents are not in order or who are deemed to pose a security threat.

Global Europe 06-01-2017

Frontex: Arrivals of refugees to EU by sea two-thirds lower in 2016

The number of asylum seekers reaching the European Union by sea fell by two-thirds in 2016 due to a migration deal with Turkey but arrivals in Italy from North Africa hit an all-time high, the EU said on Friday (6 January).

Global Europe 05-01-2017

Slovenia toughens law to prevent another influx of migrants

Slovenia's government approved amendments to its law on foreigners on Thursday (5 January) to enable police to seal the country's borders to illegal migrants for a limited period if needed.

Global Europe 04-01-2017

‘We need to talk’, Bavarian CSU tells Merkel on migrants

Insisting "this is serious", the leader of Chancellor Angela Merkel's Bavarian sister party stood by his demand for a refugee cap and said the conservative allies still have differences to resolve before campaigning for September's election.

Global Europe 02-01-2017

Europe dominates EU leaders’ New Year messages

From German Chancellor Angela Merkel to British Prime Minister Theresa May, Europe and the bloc’s fight on terrorism featured high on EU leaders’ New Year greetings.

Global Europe 20-12-2016

EU plan to support refugee scientists remains irrelevant one year later

Only 113 refugees applied to a European Commission initiative to help scientists and researchers escape from conflict zones, as the programme missed some of the lessons offered by established schemes in Europe.

EU, Mali sign deal to return refugees

The European Union on Sunday (11 December) signed an agreement with the Malian government aimed at enabling the return of migrants who have reached Europe's shores, and whose asylum requests have been refused

UK & Europe 07-12-2016

British lord says Brexit ‘stupidity’ should not block child refugees

A member of Britain's House of Lords rescued from the Nazis when he was six years old, told AFP the anti-immigrant sentiment behind Brexit should not prevent child migrants being welcomed to Britain.

Elections 06-12-2016

Merkel attacks populists, but calls for niqab ban

Chancellor Angela Merkel Tuesday (6 December) lashed out at populists trying to exploit fears over Germany's refugee influx, but set out a tough line on integration, including a ban on the veil, as she launched into election campaign mode.

Central Europe 02-12-2016

Fight the lies and ‘alt-truths’

The Kremlin uses our internal grievances to force a wedge between different groups of people in our societies, writes Tomáš Prouza.