Nearly 900,000 asylum seekers living in limbo in EU, figures show

Backlog of claims persists despite number of arrivals almost halving in two years.  A boy at an unofficial camp on the Greek island of Lesbos. Photograph: Aris Messinis/AFP/Getty Images Close to 900,000 asylum seekers in the EU are waiting to … Read More

Migrant inflows fuel concern, as EU commissioner calls for more solidarity

European Migration Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos emphasized the need for a European solution to a migration crisis that has weighed heavily on Greece and other countries on the EU’s southern flank. Avramopoulos underlined the need for solidarity among EU member states … Read More

EU lacks cohesive strategy to address ‘migration crisis’

LONDON – “The traditional system of Europe to screen and receive refugees was good enough before the refugee crisis but, with increased mobility, the system has collapsed,” warned UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi at the World Economic Forum … Read More