Far-right violence against refugees persists in Germany

COMPILED FROM WIRE SERVICES ISTANBUL Published2 hours ago Children play in a building converted into refugee accommodations, Frankfurt, Germany. Despite the downward trend in the number of attacks targeting refugees, far-right violence continues to be an ongoing issue in Germany … Read More

Denmark no longer to automatically accept UN refugee quota

Denmark will no longer automatically accept a quota of refugees under a U.N. resettlement program after passing a law on Wednesday that enables the government to determine how many can enter each year. Since 1989, Denmark has agreed to take … Read More

Asylum seekers will be forced to hand over cash and mobile phones under tough new rules unveiled by Austria’s new far-right coalition

–Freedom Party’s coalition with conservatives in Austria was agreed on Friday –Coalition will be led by world’s youngest leader Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, 31 –More than 2,000 took part in protests yesterday amid heavy police presence –Asylum seekers may have to … Read More

With unity in peril, EU leaders tackle refugee quotas

People view an installation artwork called Suspended, composed of items of clothing discarded by refugees on their arrival at Lesvos, by artist Arabella Dorman, at St James’s Church on Piccadilly in London, Wednesday Dec. 13, 2017. It is part of … Read More

EU could ‘scrap refugee quota scheme’

European council president Donald Tusk to tell EU summit that mandatory quotas have been ‘divisive and ineffective’  Syrian migrants wear life-jackets before boarding a dinghy to cross the Aegean Sea to the Greek island of Lesbos from the Ayvacik coast … Read More

EU sues Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland over low refugee intake

The European Commission is suing eastern member states for failing to fulfill their legal obligations in accepting a share of asylum seekers. The defendants claim that the EU is interfering with their sovereignty. The European Commission took the Czech Republic, … Read More

Slavery in Libya Exemplifies How the Refugee Crisis Has Led to a Loss of Humanity

How, in 2017, is African slavery still a widespread tragedy? The answer lies in the populations of people defined by loss and displacement: migrants. In the past couple years, the refugee crisis has presented difficulties regarding safe voyages and entrance … Read More

Europe’s Muslim population to grow, migration or not

Figures suggest stark east-west divide, with UK population share rising from 6.3% to 16.7% in one scenario. The Muslim share of Germany’s population could grow from 6.1% to 19.7% between 2016-2050 if high migration continues. Photograph: Sean Gallup/Getty Images The … Read More

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