Migration crisis

    • Managing migration to further lessen irregular arrivals number

      Managing migration to further lessen irregular arrivals number

      Ahead of December European Council, the Commission last Tuesday called on Member States and the European Parliament to consolidate the significant progress made by adopting the outstanding reform proposals, the EU press service reported. The EU's comprehensive approach on migration is delivering on all fronts: deeper cooperation with partner countries; better-protected external borders; and more effective tools to manage migration inside the EU.

      15
    • Hundreds of migrants storm Spanish enclave fence

      Hundreds of migrants storm Spanish enclave fence

      Hundreds of migrants stormed last Sunday the fence dividing the Spanish enclave of Melilla from Morocco with about 200 sub-Saharan Africans managing to enter it, news wires reported. One man who climbed over the fence died of an apparent heart attack despite, while nineteen other were being treated for fractures or cuts sustained while scaling the fence, authorities said.

      43
    • Humanitarian visas to avoid refugees' deaths

      Humanitarian visas to avoid refugees' deaths

      Member States should be able to issue humanitarian visas at embassies and consulates abroad, so people seeking protection can access Europe without risking their life, the Civil Liberties Committee MEPs agreed last Wednesday. They will ask the European Commission to table by end-March 2019, a legislative proposal establishing a European Humanitarian Visa. It will give access to the Member State issuing the visa for the sole purpose of submitting an application for international protection.

      57
    • Chemnitz as symptom

      Chemnitz as symptom

      Groups of young people march in the streets and chant “We are the people!” Other groups of young people go out into the neighbouring streets chanting “No to xenophobia.” In recent weeks, this has become a weekly event in the East German town of Chemnitz, whereas lately it has happened in neighbouring Koethen as well. In both cases the reason for turmoil was the death of a German after a conflict with migrants from the Middle East.

      101
    • Afghan migrant goes on stabbing rampage in Paris

      Afghan migrant goes on stabbing rampage in Paris

      Several people were injured in Paris on Sunday nights after Afghan migrant went on stabbing rampage without clear reasons, news wires reported. Three of the victims were standing outside a cinema along the Canal de l’Ourcq when the attacker set upon them with a massive knife and iron bar, according to witnesses. The others were lately randomly targeted in the street.

      59
    • Violence engulfs Chemnitz

      Violence engulfs Chemnitz

      The eastern German city of Chemnitz became an arena of violent far-right demonstrations last Sunday and Monday after a man was stabbed to death last Saturday by a group of migrants. About 800 men took to the streets on Sunday chanting anti-immigrants slogans and chasing people with foreign origin.

      80
    • Mediterranean migrant arrivals reach 60,309 in 2018 so far

      Mediterranean migrant arrivals reach 60,309 in 2018 so far

      Over 60,000 migrants have entered Europe by sea in 2018 by the beginning of August, according to the UN Migration Agency (IOM). This year's totals so far are compared with 117,988 at this time last year and 263,436 at this time in 2016. Most of the migrants have reached the shores of Spain, followed by Italy, Greece, Malta and few landing in Cyprus. The IOM has documented the deaths of 1,524 people.

      67
    • Germany reaches deal with Spain to return migrants

      Germany reaches deal with Spain to return migrants

      The German government has agreed with Madrid to send back to Spain migrants who have already applied for asylum there, a spokeswoman for the interior ministry said on Wednesday. This is the first deal of its kind after a dispute between Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives and their Bavarian allies on migration has almost toppled the cabinet.

      79