The European Union’s migration chief rebuked Hungary on Thursday for its tough handling of a flood of refugees as asylum seekers thwarted by a new Hungarian border fence and repelled by riot police poured into Croatia, spreading the strain. Croatian police said more than 5,000 migrants had arrived from Serbia[…]
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has called on EU countries to agree by next week to share 160,000 refugees, as thousands continued to stream across European borders, fleeing from war and persecution. In an impassioned appeal on Wednesday at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, Juncker unveiled a list of[…]
Struggling to cope with record numbers of asylum seekers, Germany told its European partners on Monday they too must take in more refugees, as police in Hungary used pepper spray on desperate migrants who broke out of a reception center at the border. Chancellor Angela Merkel, speaking after a weekend[…]
The European Commission is due to unveil its latest version of a controversial plan to force EU member states to more evenly absorb the wave of migrants reaching Europe via the Mediterranean. UN chief Ban Ki-moon was also due in Brussels on Wednesday after urging Europe to do more to[…]
At least 20 migrants are feared dead after another incident involving migrant boats off the Libyan coast, the International Organisation of Migration (IOM) said after receiving a distress call. The IOM said a person on board one of three boats carrying hundreds of migrants made the call on Monday, a[…]
The European Union’s lower court has annulled the bloc’s decision to keep Hamas on a list of terrorist organisations, but maintained the measures against the group for a period of three months or until appeals against the decision were closed. It stressed that Wednesday’s decision to remove Hamas from the[…]
Health authorities in many European countries have been preparing for the possible arrival of suspected and confirmed cases of Ebola, following guidelines issued by the World Health Organisation. The British government announced on Thursday it was stepping up its Ebola screening at airports, responding to growing public fears about the[…]
The European Union urged the international community Monday to make up for “precious time” lost in the response to the deadly Ebola outbreak in west Africa, calling for more contributions to fight the crisis. “We are behind the curve and for a reason,” EU Humanitarian Aid Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva said[…]
New European Union sanctions targeting Russia over the crisis in Ukraine went into force on Friday, despite the threat of retaliation from Moscow. The sanctions target major oil firms, defence companies and state-owned banks, denying them access to finance in crucial European markets. They also add 24 individuals to a[…]
The European Union is equipped and ready to treat victims should the deadly Ebola virus, which has killed hundreds in West Africa, be found in member states, EU sources said Wednesday. “We cannot rule out the possibility that an infected person arrives in Europe but the EU has the means[…]
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