A European ‘Mare Nostrum’ instead of Operation Sophia 2.0

By |september 12th, 2019|Defence policy, Frontex, Giuseppe Conte, Italy, Libya camps, libyan coastal guard, Mare Nostrum, Matteo Salvini, News, Operation Sophia, refugee crisis, Ursula von der Leyen|

An EU mission within the framework of the Common Security and Defence Policy is not the adequate instrument for controversial domestic issues such as migration, writes Tobias Pietz.

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Greek PM urges talks, rejects Turkish refugee ‘threats’

By |september 9th, 2019|Cyprus, EU-Turkey, Greece, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, News, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, refugee crisis, Syrian war, Turkey|

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis rejected on Sunday (8 September) Turkish "threats" to let Syrian refugees come en masse to Europe unless more international aid was provided and called for neighbourly dialogue instead.

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Salvini issues new migrant ban as seeks to derail new coalition

By |september 2nd, 2019|5-Star Movement, italian elections, Italy, Matteo Salvini, News, NGOs, Partito Democratico, refugee crisis|

Italy's outgoing interior minister, Matteo Salvini, has banned another migrant-rescue ship from docking in the country, using the issue of immigration to pile pressure on his main two political rivals as they seek to form a new government.

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One in two Germans against increased migration, study says

By |avgust 30th, 2019|Alternative für Deutschland (AfD), Bertelsmann Stiftung, diversity, Eurostat, Germany, integration, Migration, News, refugee crisis, Study|

A growing number of Germans believe migrants drive wages down and burden the welfare system, according to a study analysing the attitude of Germans towards foreigners before and after the 2015 refugee crisis. EURACTIV Germany reports.

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Putin, Erdogan agree steps to tackle militants in Syria’s Idlib

By |avgust 28th, 2019|Al Qaeda, defence procurement, F-35, Kurds, Nato, News, refugee crisis, Russia, S-400, Syrian war, Turkey|

President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday (27 August) that Russia and Turkey had agreed steps to tackle militants in northwest Syria and “normalize” the situation there after a Syrian army offensive encircled rebel fighters and a Turkish military post.

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Syrian offensive puts Turkish troops and border plans in peril

By |avgust 23rd, 2019|Bashar al-Assad, humanitarian disaster, News, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, refugee crisis, Russia, S-400, Syrian war, terrorism, Turkey|

Syrian army advances in northwest Syria are putting Turkish troops in the firing line and threaten Ankara's hopes of preventing a new wave of refugees on its southern border.

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Migrants in limbo again after landing in Italy

By |avgust 22nd, 2019|Carmen Calvo, Italy, Matteo Salvini, News, NGOs, refugee crisis, Spain|

One hundred and forty seven migrants who disembarked on Italy's Lampedusa island were again in limbo Wednesday (21 August) as a European deal to redistribute them failed to materialise and Madrid said it could hit the Spanish charity with a huge fine f...

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Dozens of migrants still stuck on coastguard vessel in Italy port

By |julij 29th, 2019|anti-immigration, Italy, Matteo Salvini, News, refugee crisis|

An Italian coastguard vessel stranded in the Mediterranean with more than 130 migrants aboard has been allowed to dock in the Sicilian port of Augusta but Rome on Sunday (28 July) refused to let them disembark until a deal is struck with the EU.

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EU takes Hungary to court over ‘Stop Soros’ migrant law

By |julij 25th, 2019|anti-immigration, European Court of Human Rights, George Soros, human dignity, human rights, Hungary, illiberal democracy, News, refugee crisis, Viktor Orbán|

The European Union on Thursday (25 July) took Hungary to the EU's highest court over controversial legislation against assisting migrants, known as the "Stop Soros" laws.

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EU coalition of the willing agrees new migrant ‘solidarity mechanism’

By |julij 23rd, 2019|Dimitris Avramopoulos, Emmanuel Macron, France, Matteo Salvini, News, refugee crisis|

Fourteen member countries of the European Union have agreed to a new "solidarity mechanism" proposed by Germany and France to allocate migrants across the bloc, French President Emmanuel Macron said on Monday (22 July).

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