Migration

Samim Bigzad: Afghan asylum seeker at heart of case that 'could jail' Amber Rudd speaks out

An asylum seeker at the centre of a legal battle that could see the Home Secretary found in contempt of court has described the moment the Government …

Amber Rudd

Shocking moment 'reckless' lorry driver ploughs into level corring barriers

This is the moment a 'reckless' lorry driver risked crashing into an oncoming train after he ploughed into barriers at a level crossing.

Muslims in the EU: Feeling at home despite discrimination

A new study shows that while Muslim immigrants integrate well in their countries of residence in the EU, they still experience a lot of …

World News

UK banks to check 70m bank accounts in search for illegal immigrants

Banks and building societies are to carry out immigration checks on 70m current accounts from January in the biggest extension of Theresa May’s plans …

Immigration

French businessman pledges to pay Austrian face veil fines

VIENNA (Reuters) - A French businessman said he would pay all fines imposed on women wearing a full-face veil in Austria under a law banning it from Oct. 1, an Austrian broadcaster reported.<p>The reported remarks from Rachid Nekkaz, who already pays fines for women who wear Muslim niqabs and burkas …

World News

Nearly 90 migrants go missing after shipwreck off Libya's coast

Local officials said at least eight migrants drowned as they attempted to cross the Mediterranean for Europe.<p>At least eight migrants drowned and …

Refugees

Today at Commission, Catalan referendum and Florence speech

<b>On the agenda:</b> Brexit, Catalonia, migration.<p><b>On the podium:</b> Commission chief spokesman Margaritis Schinas.<p><b>Florence, anyone?</b> The Commission will not be …

European News

Austria launches random checks close to Slovakia’s borders

Refugees are using new smuggling routes, according to the Austrian minister.

UN urges governments to agree to ‘legal’ channels of migration

Two senior UN officials have appealed to the EU and its individual member States to agree to open up a legal channel of migration.<p>A deal between Italy and Libya to shut down the last major corridor to the continent for migrants was recently welcomed by EU countries.<p>However, Louise Arbour, Special …

World Politics

Staying in the EU would make it easier to tackle concerns about immigration, not less

Brexit is not only unlikely to deliver the control people want, it may actually undermine people’s faith in the system even further.<p>As Theresa May …

World Politics

Migrant smugglers finding new routes into EU, Austrian minister warns

People smugglers are finding new routes across the Balkans to illegally bring migrants and refugees into the EU, said Austrian Defense Minister Hans …

European News

Austria points to new migration routes through Bulgaria and Romania

EPA/DJORDJE SAVIC<p>Click for full view<p>Members of Serbian border police and Austrian border police patrolling with the task to stop illegal entrance of …

Belgium criticised for inviting Sudanese 'secret agents' to Brussels to identify migrants

The Belgian government faces widespread criticism after it invited officials from the brutal Sudanese dictatorship to Brussels to identify migrants and provide documents for their forced return to the country.<p>Opposition politicians and groups such as Human Rights Watch and Amnesty warned the …

Terrorism

[Opinion] EU charting the wrong course in migration policy

However, a review of EU interventions along the Central Mediterranean route highlights that this is far from being the case.<p>European officials have …

European News

Dubs scheme refugee children left on hold for a year in Greece

Group of up to 60 unaccompanied children expecting to come to UK have heard nothing about their applications<p>Dozens of unaccompanied children in Greece have been left in limbo for more than a year after they were expected to be admitted to the UK as part of the British government’s commitment to …

Refugees

Poland to pay EUR 50m to help mitigate migrant crisis

Poland is to contribute EUR 50 million to help mitigate the effects of the migration crisis buffeting Europe.

European News

Asylum seekers in Europe left waiting, says study

By the start of this year, more than half of Europe's asylum-seeker arrivals over a two-year period had yet to be processed, a study shows. For many, …

World News

If Amber Rudd can’t explain why she disregarded the courts, she should go

The Home Office defied judges on three occasions to deport torture victim Samim Bigzad. It’s hard to overstate the significance of this<p>Amber Rudd confused herself with a 16th-century monarch last week, seemingly believing she has a divine right to rule, irrespective of the law. Three times the …

Opinion

NGO demands Italy release seized migrant rescue boat

A German NGO whose migrant rescue boat was impounded by Italian authorities on suspicion of collusion with people traffickers said Tuesday it had …

Citizen Journalism

EU lawmakers visit train linked to Hungary's prime minster

ALCSUTDOBOZ, Hungary (AP) — European Parliament members who oversee the EU's budget on Tuesday visited a three-station railroad that links three Hungarian villages and has close ties to the country's prime minister.<p>Committee members led by chairwoman Inge Grassle are reviewing EU-funded projects in …

Business

French authorities clear hundreds of migrants from Calais - France - RFI

Some 350 men, women and children, most of them Iraqi Kurds, had been living for weeks in squalid conditions in the wood on the edge of the town of Grande-Synthe.<p>Hundreds of police were brought in to dismantle the camp as its residents were packed onto buses, bound for migrant centres in 10 …

European News

Court hearing begins over Italy's controversial seizure of refugee rescue ship

A German charity whose refugee rescue ship was seized by Italian authorities have denied the ship had contact with Libyan smugglers.<p>The aid …

Refugees

Jean-Claude Juncker’s Roadmap for European Disaster

This month, the European Commission's president called for an acceleration of the eurozone's eastward expansion. But his plan for doing so could …

Greece

'The Need For This Couldn't Be Greater' Ex-Immigration Minister Launches New Migration Museum Exhibition

It is photo just like thousands of others taken by people as they soar into the air onboard a passenger plane.<p>The buildings merging into a mass of …

Details about young refugees in UK 'inadequate', councils warn

The chair of the Local Government Association's asylum, refugee and migration task group, David Simmonds, has told Sky News that while the vast …

UK News

In Hungary, big trouble over little train

BUDAPEST — A routine trip by European lawmakers to Hungary to make sure EU cash is being spent properly has become the latest source of tension …

European News

People smugglers test new migrant sea route through Romania

BUCHAREST (Reuters) - About 500 migrants from the Middle East reached Romania across the Black Sea from Turkey in about a month, coastguards said on Monday, in a sharp increase the European Union says shows smugglers are testing alternative routes into Europe.<p>Since 2015, the EU has been struggling …

World News

Italy's pushback lowers migrant arrivals in Europe, but creates new routes

'We still see a need for us to be out there,' aid worker says as more migrants rescued at sea<p>Beneath an imposing highway that links Italy with …

Refugees

North Africa: Morocco and Algeria's Changing Roles in Managing Migration

(Photo: allafrica.com)Algeria and Morocco are taking a central role in managing migration from Africa to Europe by legalising the stay of sub-Saharan …

Africa

Rescued migrants say lucky to dodge Libyan coastal clampdown

ABOARD AQUARIUS RESCUE SHIP (Reuters) - Migrants rescued in the Mediterranean last week said they had been lucky to dodge increased sea and police patrols along the Western coast of Libya that have dramatically reduced arrivals in Italy since July.<p>Last month, Reuters reported that an armed group …

World News