Tag: Europe Migrant Crisis

More refugees have landed in Spain than in Italy so far this year after making the dangerous crossing from Libya

Spain Tops Italy for 2018 Migrant Arrivals

Spain leads European nations for new migrant arrivals in 2018 according to a new report from the International Organization for Migrants (IOM).

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Spain Picks Up 328 Migrants Departing Morocco

MADRID (AP) — Spain’s Maritime Rescue Service says at least 328 people have been rescued in the Mediterranean Sea despite strong currents in the Strait of Gibraltar area, the closest stretch of water separating Europe from North Africa.

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Migrants Disembark in Sicily According to EU Sharing Plan

POZZALLO, Sicily (AP) — About 400 migrants aboard two border patrol ships disembarked in a Sicilian port Monday after a half-dozen European countries promised to take some of them in rather than leave Italy alone to process their asylum claims.

AYLESBURY, ENGLAND - JULY 13: Prime Minister Theresa May and U.S. President Donald Trump hold a joint press conference at Chequers on July 13, 2018 in Aylesbury, England. US President, Donald Trump, held bi-lateral talks with British Prime Minister, Theresa May at her grace-and-favour country residence, Chequers. Earlier British newspaper, …

Trump: Brexit Happened Because of ‘Very Bad’ Immigration

U.S. President Donald J Trump has said that mass immigration is “very bad” for Europe and it is changing the culture of the continent, before saying that the UK vote to leave the European Union happened “because of immigration”.

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NCA: 700,000 Migrants in Libya Waiting to Board Boats to Europe

Europe’s problems with criminal trafficking gangs and illegal immigration are getting worse, the UK’s National Crime Agency (NCA) has warned, just days after the United Nations (UN) claimed that boat arrivals were “necessary” for the continent.

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Migrants Reaching Spain by Sea Up 120 Percent

(AP) — The Spanish government reports that the number of migrants reaching the country by sea is up more than 120 percent this year as the so-called Western Mediterranean route gained recognition as an alternative way to Europe.

BERLIN, GERMANY - JULY 05: German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban speak to the media following talks at the Chancellery on July 5, 2018 in Berlin, Germany. Germany recently reached a compromise within its government over migration policy. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Orban Stands up to Merkel, Refuses to Take Migrants from Germany

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán stood firm on mass migration during a meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin Thursday, saying that his country would refuse to allow Germany to send migrants back to Hungary.

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Italian Rolling Stone Calls for War on Populist Salvini

The Italian language version of Rolling Stone magazine has dedicated its July issue to inciting resistance against Italy’s Interior Minister Matteo Salvini, in a manner reminiscent of similar public attacks on President Donald J. Trump in the United States.

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German Interior Minister Plans How to Send Migrants Back to Greece, Italy

VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — Germany’s interior minister says a new plan to establish so-called “transit centers” at the Austrian border to quickly process new migrant arrivals envisions sending people directly back to where they first entered the European Union, primarily Greece and Italy.

Pope Francis (C) leaves the Basilica of SantAnselmo in a procession to the Basilica of Santa Sabina before Ash Wednesday mass which opens Lent, the forty-day period of abstinence and deprivation for Christians before Holy Week and Easter, on February 14, 2018 in Rome. / AFP PHOTO / Filippo MONTEFORTE …

Pope Francis to Celebrate ‘Mass for Migrants’ in Vatican Basilica

Pope Francis will celebrate a special “Mass for Migrants” this Friday at the main altar of Saint Peter’s Basilica to commemorate the fifth anniversary of his visit to migrants on the Italian island of Lampedusa, the Vatican announced Wednesday.

An airplane of Meridiana airline, chartered to deport refugees back to Afghanistan waits to take off at the airport in Frankfurt am Main, western Germany on December 14, 2016. / AFP / DANIEL ROLAND (Photo credit should read DANIEL ROLAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Germany Deports 69 Failed Afghan Asylum Seekers

BERLIN (AP) – German authorities say they have deported 69 Afghans whose asylum requests were rejected back to their home country. A plane carrying the men from Munich to Kabul landed in the Afghan capital early Wednesday. It was one

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, who heads a month-old anti-immigration government, had vetoed joint conclusions for the entire agenda of the summit in Brussels until his demands were finally met before dawn

EU Leaders Seal Migration Deal After Marathon Talks

EU leaders clinched a hard-won migration deal during all-night talks Friday that Italy’s hardline new premier said meant his country was “no longer alone” in shouldering the responsibility for migrants. Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, who heads a month-old anti-immigration