About: EU migrants

Croatian ombudswoman to report police treatment of migrants to EU institutions

Croatia's ombudswoman requested access to records on the treatment of migrants at the police station in Donji Lapac, central Croatia, in September but was refused. The relevant parliamentary committee does not seem to care either. EURACTIV Croatia reports.
Global Europe 26-09-2018

Portugal reaches agreement with Spain, France to welcome Aquarius migrants

The Portuguese government said on Tuesday (25 September) it had reached an agreement with Spain and France to welcome some of the migrants on board the last private rescue ship in the Mediterranean, after Italy refused to let the vessel dock.
Future EU 14-06-2018

The Brief -Votes: boats or wallets?

As the tenth anniversary of the fall of Lehman Brothers approaches, politicians can finally sigh with relief - Europe is out of the woods. For the first time in more than a decade, a majority of Europeans have a positive opinion on the situation of their national economy (49% versus 47%), according to a Eurobarometer published on Thursday (14 June).
Elections 13-06-2018

Italy’s rejection of Aquarius refugees lamentable and reprehensible, Nobel laureate says

Italy’s decision to turn a blind eye to the plight of migrants is all the less comprehensible as the country has a strong history of migration, said Rigoberta Menchú, the 1992 Nobel Peace Prize winner, while congratulating Spain for allowing the ship to dock in Valencia.

Tensions with Turkey increase migration across Greece’s land borders

Refugee flows through Greece’s land borders have started rising again, causing frustration among EU and Greek authorities. According to UNHCR data, in April alone 2,900 people entered Greece via land passages at the borders of Evros River, mainly families from Syria and Iraq.

ECRE head: Asylum management needs compliance, not new laws

Some European countries are trying to enact restrictive policies and create a hostile atmosphere to discourage migrants and asylum seekers, blatantly ignoring EU and international law, Catherine Woollard told EURACTIV Slovakia reports.

Migrants: Independent inquiry finds ‘likely’ use of excessive force by French police

The French police "likely" used excessive force against migrants after dismantling the camp in Calais a year ago, an independent inquiry has found. But the ministry of interior insists that the “most serious allegations” were rejected. EURACTIV’s partner Ouest-France reports.
Elections 17-10-2017

The EU is not to blame for the rise of the far right

Only a few months ago, experts called it a day on the rise of the far right. The lacklustre performance of populists in France and the Netherlands was taken as evidence of their demise. But this complacency has proved to be misplaced, writes Evgeny Pudovkin.
Brexit 08-08-2017

UK recruiters blame Brexit as staff shortage worsens

A shortage of staff for British employers worsened in July, hurt by the departure of European Union workers after last year's Brexit vote, a group representing recruitment agencies said on Tuesday (8 August).
Africa 05-07-2017

Commission unveils migrant ‘action plan’ for Italy

The European Commission on Tuesday (4 July) unveiled a new plan to help Italy cope with a massive fresh influx of migrants crossing the Mediterranean Sea, mostly Africans setting sail from Libya.
Global Europe 20-06-2017

Say yes to human mobility and no to Fortress Europe

EU leaders will this week meet to agree, once more, on ways to keep migrants out of the EU. Out of sight may be out of mind but such a policy is only encouraging the deaths and suffering of tens of thousands of people, warns Leila Bodeux.
Brexit 01-06-2017

Falling investment spells trouble ahead for UK economy

Strong domestic consumption and a helping hand to exports from a weaker pound have sustained the growth of the British economy. But a downturn in investment paints a darker picture for the future. EURACTIV France reports.

The Brief: Will EU officials strike over Barroso-gate?

EU officials are still seething about José Manuel Barroso pocketing a bumper paycheck from Goldman Sachs to advise the US investment bank on Brexit.
Brexit 12-07-2016

Cameron leaves legacy of failure

David Cameron's political epitaph was carved in stone when he resigned the morning after Britons voted to quit the European Union.

Poland to fight for its migrant workers to stay in UK

Poland's eurosceptic government has long said it would like Poles living in Britain to return home, but it is now promising to fight for their right to stay after the British vote to leave the European Union.
Future EU 24-06-2016

Poland urges ‘new EU treaty’ based on nation states

Poland said today (24 June) that Britain's vote to leave the EU meant it was time for a "new European treaty" to overhaul the federalist model of closer European political integration.
Brexit 21-06-2016

Tannock: Mozambican migrants can vote in the UK referendum, but my Slovak wife can’t

The UK referendum on Europe is heavily stacked in favour of the Brexiteers, MEP Charles Tannock told EURACTIV Slovakia in an exclusive interview.

Are EU migrants over-qualified for the jobs they do?

EU migrant workers often have trouble accessing highly qualified jobs in their host countries. A programme to have skills recognised across the EU could change that, and help employers to take on the best staff, write Barbara Janta and Joanna Hofman.
Brexit 04-02-2016

‘Facilitating Coexistence’: the endgame for Brexit

There is much said and to be said about this Brexit business, writes Andrew Duff. The Liberal leader gives his view on the continuation of negotiations between now and the meeting of the European Council on 18-19 February.
Global Europe 21-08-2015

‘Minute of silence’ for Europe’s refugees tops Austrian iTunes chart

A minute's silence recorded by an Austrian artist to protest against the treatment of migrants in Europe and raise money for refugees in a centre near Vienna has topped the country's iTunes chart, despite only being released on Friday.
British Prime Minister David Cameron's plans to limit benefits for EU citizens faces questions
Brexit 12-08-2015

EU-born workers in the UK tops 2 million

The number of foreign-born workers in the UK has reached a high of 4.99 million, with a growing rate of migrants coming from EU countries.
Trade & Society 03-08-2015

Germany sees immigration boom while native population declines

More than 20% of Germany’s population has a migrant background. Migrants are almost twice as likely to have a university education as the average German. 
Brexit 13-03-2015

British-German axis emerges against benefits tourism

The UK and Germany both want to see tighter controls on access to welfare for EU migrants, according to German MP Stephan Mayer, who was in London to step up the Christian Social Union's (CSU) campaign against so-called benefits tourism in Europe.
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Economy & Jobs 13-01-2014

Commission releases guide on social benefits for EU migrants

Brussels published on Monday a new guide on social benefits for EU migrants, amid a fierce debate on immigration across Europe. The guide aims to clarify the worker's place of residence and therefore, which country is responsible for providing social welfare. It comes at a a time when countries like the UK are trying to reduce the social benefits EU migrants can claim. With the European elections in sight, fears of what some already call 'benefit tourism' are spreading across the continent.

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