About: Syria crisis

Amnesty alleges Italian police ‘torture’ of migrants

Italian police have used beatings and electric shocks, potentially constituting "torture", to coerce migrants into being fingerprinted as Italy cracks under pressure from the EU, Amnesty International said today (3 October).

Europe's East 20-10-2016

Progress over Ukraine war at Berlin summit with Putin

Moscow and Kiev agreed Wednesday (19 October) to end a deadlock on the conflict in eastern Ukraine by the end of November, Ukraine's president said, after a four-way summit in Berlin with the leaders of France and Germany.

Development Policy 12-10-2016

Global Health Index: ‘800 million people are going to bed hungry every night’

21,000 people die every day from hunger or food shortages, and some 795 million go to bed hungry each night, according to the new Global Hunger Index, published on Tuesday (11 October).

Global Europe 09-08-2016

Erdogan threatens to end migration deal with Brussels, praises Putin

One day before a crucial meeting with Russia’s Vladimir Putin in Saint Petersburg, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan told France's Le Monde newspaper that the migration deal with the EU might collapse if Brussels does not deliver its promise on visa waivers.

Euro & Finance 18-05-2016

Refugees can bring significant economic benefit: report

A new international study released today [18 May] finds significant economic benefits for wealthy EU countries that accept refugees. But one of the weaknesses of the report appears to be that it does not analyse the case in poorer EU countries in central and eastern Europe.

Global Europe 14-04-2016

Italian government asks local authorities to find ‘more beds’ for the migrants

Italy has asked local authorities to find an additional 15,000 beds for asylum seekers as fears mount that it could be squeezed between a surge in new arrivals from Libya and its neighbours tightening their borders.

Global Europe 16-03-2016

Why the EU should accept Ankara’s demands

The EU-Turkey deal has been painted by some as a step backward for European values, but in the long run, adopting the deal would benefit not only the EU and Ankara, but the refugee as well, argues Alexander Bürgin.

Global Europe 15-02-2016

Refugee children need our protection

With more and more unaccompanied minors arriving at our borders, Europe needs to do more to ensure their safety and to give them hope for a better future, writes Věra Jourová.

Global Europe 09-02-2016

Austria asks Commission for €600 million to cover refugee costs

The European Commission will decide whether to provide extra emergency funding for member states to tackle the costs of the refugee crisis after the meeting of EU finance ministers in Brussels this Friday (12 February).

Global Europe 04-02-2016

Britain pledges extra €1.6 billion for Syria before donor conference

Britain pledged on Thursday (4 February) to spend an additional £1.2 billion (€1.6 bln) in aid for Syrians by 2020, seeking to build momentum for a donor conference that the United Nations hopes will raise more than $7 billion (€6.3 bln) for this year alone. 

Global Europe 03-02-2016

A third of migrants sailing to Greece are children: UNICEF

Children now make up over a third of the migrants making the perilous sea crossing from Turkey to Greece, the UN has said, as two more babies drowned off Europe's shores.

Canada offers EU example in integrating Syrian refugees

While EU politicians are still bickering over their share of the burden of refugees in Europe, Canada is seeking ways to rapidly integrate 25,000 Syrians into its society.