Category: Italy


Lowest number of irregular migrants arriving in Europe since 2013

A total of 127,657 migrants entered Europe irregularly in 2019, meaning that irregular migration to Europe is at its lowest since...
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Over 120 rescued migrants allowed to disembark in Italy after long wait at sea

Two charity vessels brought 121 migrants to two ports in Sicily, Italy, on 4 December, after finally receiving approval to enter...
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Thirteen members of Italo-Greek smuggling group have been arrested in Italy

Thirteen members of an international criminal group which smuggled migrants from Greece to Italy were recently arrested,...
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Italy renews deal which returns intercepted irregular migrants to Libya

Italy’s recently elected government has agreed to an automatic renewal of a 2017 deal under which intercepted migrants picked...
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Another 500 migrants picked up near Greek islands

At least 474 migrants have been picked up on or around the Greek islands between 16 and 17 October 2019, according to Greek...
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Germany appeals for common EU asylum policy

As irregular migrant arrivals continue to rise in Greece, German interior minister Horst Seehofer has appealed for European Union...
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Thirteen women dead, 8 children missing after overcrowded migrant boat sinks near Italy

The Italian coast guard recovered the bodies of 13 female migrants from an overturned boat near the Italian island of Lampedusa...
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“Excruciating wait” on rescue ship ends as six EU countries accept stranded migrants

After spending two weeks stranded on a rescue ship in the Mediterranean, 356 migrants, including around 90 unaccompanied minors,...
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Over 500 migrants remain stranded at sea

Two rescue vessels carrying more than 500 migrants remain stranded in the Mediterranean after having been denied a safe port of...
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