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Commission launches ‘Frontex+’ to help Italy deal with immigration

EU Home Affairs Commissioner Cecilia Malmström announced on Wednesday that the European Commission is set to intensify its assistance to Italy to help it deal with its immigration problems.
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Europe's East 07-07-2014

Asylum seekers up by 30% in 2013, EU says

2013 saw around 435.000 people seeking for international protection in the European Union, a 30% increase compared to 2012, according to a report published by Europe's Asylum Office on Monday.
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Enlargement 16-12-2013

EU and Turkey sign immigration deal

Home Affairs Commissioner Cecilia Malmström signed today (16 December) in Ankara a landmark agreement opening the way for lifting visa requirements for Turks travelling to the EU within three years. Malmström also signed with the Turkish Minister of Interior Muammer Güler a EU-Turkey readmission agreement.
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Global Europe 19-11-2013

EU warns refugee push-backs are illegal

The European Commission indirectly warned Greece and Bulgaria today (19 November) to stop turning down Syrian refugees at their borders with Turkey, after the UN issued a similar call just a few days before.