The Lithuanian parliament decided on Tuesday (9 November) to declare a state of emergency at its border region with Belarus, a first since the country declared independence from the Soviet Union in 1990.
In Bosnia, close to the border with EU member Croatia, fears of cold, isolation, and evictions persist for asylum seekers soon to face sub-zero temperatures outside camps, as the opening of a new housing facility has been delayed several times.
The Taliban takeover in Afghanistan is raising fears of a repeat of the 2015 refugee crisis in Germany as the country presses ahead with the evacuations of vulnerable Afghans and local staff. But, according to academics and civil society, such a fear is unwarranted. EURACTIV Germany reports.
The European Union is not in a position to deal with a repeat of the migration crisis in 2015 and must try to keep people from fleeing the growing conflict in Afghanistan, Greek Migration Minister Notis Mitarachi said.
Poland accused Belarus of sending a growing number of migrants over the border in retaliation for Warsaw's decision this week to give refuge to Krystsina Tsimanouskaya, a Belarusian athlete who refused to return home from the Tokyo Olympics.
Amnesty International said on Thursday (14 July) that migrants held in Libyan detention camps are subject to horrific sexual violence at the hands of guards, including being forced to barter sex for clean water, food and access to sanitation. The...
Lithuania’s parliament on Tuesday (13 July) approved the mass detention of migrants and curbed their right of appeal, a move meant to deter high numbers crossing the border with Belarus but which stirred an outcry among humanitarian groups. Eighty-four lawmakers...
Italy on Thursday (8 July) authorised the Ocean Viking migrant rescue ship to dock in Sicily after the group urged EU members to allow 572 people picked up in the Mediterranean Sea over three days to be brought ashore.
Italian prosecutors said on Wednesday (7 July) they are seeking permission from the foreign ministry to launch a probe into footage purportedly showing the Libyan coastguard firing at a migrant boat in the Mediterranean. If approved, the criminal investigation would...
The European Union "speaks with one voice" in condemning a decision by Belarus to allow illegal migrants to cross into Lithuania in response to EU sanctions, European Council President Charles Michel said on Monday (5 July).
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen on Friday (2 July) pledged support for Lithuania, which is experiencing a quickly growing flow of Middle East migrants though its 679-kilometre border with Belarus.
Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez has pledged to safeguard the territorial integrity of the Spanish exclaves of Ceuta and Melilla after 6,000 migrants from Morocco entered Spanish territory, EURACTIV’s partner EFE reports.
A fire at a migrant centre housing about 1,200 people in northwestern Bosnia on Wednesday (23 December) was probably set by migrants displeased with its temporary closure, police and a United Nations official said.
More than a billion people are at risk of being displaced by 2050 due to rapid population growth, shortage of food and water and increased exposure to natural disasters, which could lead to increased migration flows to Europe, according to a new report by the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP).
UPDATE: Migration into Europe increased sharply in May following a record low in illegal border crossings the previous month linked to the coronavirus pandemic, Europe's border protection agency said on Wednesday (17 June), giving revised and updated figures.
Turkey must stick to its recent “clear” commitment and stop undermining chances to sort out the ongoing crisis with Brussels by threatening to keep borders open for migrants, EU spokesperson Peter Stano has said.