Category: Europe


Italy gets tough on migrant sea rescue missions

Italy is seeking commitments from European Union countries that they will take in migrants rescued in the Mediterranean....
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Tunisia allows rescued migrants to dock after a two week wait

Reports on 28 July confirmed that Tunisia would take in 40 migrants who had been stranded at sea for two weeks after being...
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Swedish student prevents deportation of Afghan asylum seeker

A22-year-old Swedish student and activist, prevented a flight from taking off , in an act of protest against the deportation of...
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“Build a Future, Make it in Gambia” – new project to help tackle root causes of migration

Banjul, Gambia – The European Union (EU) office in Gambia has announced that a new project is expected to be launched soon,...
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French parliament passes law to speed up asylum procedures

On 1 August, France’s parliament signed an asylum and immigration bill, cutting the current maximum processing time from...
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UN signs migration agreement

For the first time, United Nations member states have agreed to a comprehensive Global Compact to better manage international...
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Hundreds rescued as Spain becomes new migrant destination

Spain’s coastguard service, the Salvamento Maritimo, says at least 479 people were rescued between 14 and 15 July, while...
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French security forces clear migrants from Nantes camp

On 23 July, French police cleared a makeshift camp from a park in the western city of Nantes where more than 450 migrants had...
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Italy renews friendship pact with Libya to block migrants

Italy and Libya agreed on 7 July to reactivate a 2008 friendship treaty, which allowed migrants to be returned to Libyan...
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