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Global Europe 14-12-2017

Migration row mars EU summit, exposes divides

EU leaders ended the first day of the end-of-year European Council summit with no sign of tensions thawing amid recent disagreements on migration, which have once again exposed divides between eastern members and 'old Europe'.

Italy sketches ‘revolutionary’ idea to resettle 1,000 migrants stranded in Libya

Italy, in a fresh bid to tackle a migration influx that has become a political headache, sketched proposals yesterday (28 September) to resettle around the world a thousand vulnerable migrants who are stranded in Libya.

Commission moves from mandatory refugee relocations to voluntary resettlement

The Commission on Wednesday (27 September) made no proposals to continue with the divisive mandatory refugee relocation system and instead focused on resettlement, which means taking candidate refugees from outside the EU, on a non-mandatory basis.

Turkey, Greece scramble to start EU deal as refugee arrivals rise

Five days before Turkey is due to begin taking back illegal migrants from Greece under a deal with the European Union, neither side is fully ready, with officials scrambling to be able to make at least a symbolic start as new arrivals rise.

‘Like-minded countries’ hold mini-summit with Turkey

German Chancellor Angela Merkel will explore new possible ways to admit Syrian refugees to Europe at a mini-summit with Turkey, and several EU leaders of the ‘like-minded countries’ today (17 December), as she struggles to control a migrant crisis that has split the 28-nation bloc.

EU migration meeting turns into fracas

EU leaders openly quarrelled yesterday (25 June) during the first day of the EU summit over the distribution of migrants from Italy and Greece, and were unable to adopt summit conclusions over a wording controversy.

Commission on collision course with member states on migration

The Commission put forward its first concrete proposals today (27 May) following the terrible loss of life in the Mediterranean last month. They include the relocation of 40,000 people from Italy and Greece to other EU countries, as well as the resettlement of 20,000 from outside the EU to member countries.
Africa 12-05-2015

Supporting safe passage: Europe can and must do more

As the global number of displaced people reaches its highest level since WW II, developed countries must assume their responsibilities and deal with the causes of mass migration, writes Michael Adamson. 

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