EU ministers in Malta to thrash out new migrant system

Around 60,000 migrants have risked the dangerous Mediterranean crossing so far this year (AFP Photo/ARIS MESSINIS) Valletta (AFP) – Interior ministers from four EU countries meet Monday in Malta to try to work out an automatic system to determine which … Read More

The Russian president gave a positive assessment to the talks in the Vatican

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© Alexei Druzhinin/Press Service of the Russian President/TASS ROME, July 5. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed with Pope Francis the issue of protecting the Christian population of the Middle East and humanitarian assistance for Syria, the Russian leader told … Read More

Merkel demands Sea Watch captain’s release, Asylum seeker calls for EU-wide migrant distribution

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Giovanni Isolino/AFP/Getty Images A Senegalese migrant brought to Italy by migrant transport NGO Sea Watch has said that Matteo Salvini is “right” to insist that other EU nations accept boat migrants. Khadim Diop, 24, made his comments on the day … Read More

Europe’s Iron Curtain: The Refugee Crisis Is About To Worsen

A rescuer pushes a migrant dinghy intercepted in the Strait of Gibraltar, July 11, 2018. | Photo: Reuters As long as Europe continues to operate with a skewed definition of the crisis, it will continue to grow, leading to far … Read More

Migrant crisis: EU summit leaders reach deal after marathon talks

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European Union leaders have reached an agreement on migration after marathon talks at a summit in Brussels. Italy – the entry point for thousands of migrants, mainly from Africa – had threatened to veto the conclusions of the entire agenda … Read More

Merkel is struggling to get EU countries to follow Germany’s lead on migration

German chancellor Angela Merkel looks on. (Reuters/Hannibal Hanschke) German chancellor Angela Merkel has led by example on how to approach the refugee crisis in Europe. But her two-year struggle to get other European Union countries to follow suit, by overhauling … Read More

Open borders policy could spell end for Angela Merkel in Germany

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends the weekly cabinet meeting of the German government at the chancellery in Berlin, Wednesday, June 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber) BERLIN — German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s momentous decision three years ago to open her nation’s borders to … Read More

Trump says Russia should be reinstated in group of leading industrialized nations

Quebec City (CNN)President Donald Trump said Friday that Russia should be reinstated to a leading group of industrialized nations ahead of his visit to the G7 summit this weekend. Trump’s statement is an extraordinary break from key US allies, and … Read More

Putin says Russia not aiming to divide EU

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Mr Putin’s visit to Austria is his first trip to West Europe for nearly a year Russian President Vladimir Putin has insisted Moscow is not trying to split the European Union. He was speaking hours before arriving in Austria, on … Read More