‘Looking back, I realize I was naive’: reporting on the refugee crisis

Raihan Mohammadi, five, Farzan Mohammadi, 11, and Ilyas Rezwani, five, in Moria on the Greek island of Lesbos. Photograph: Alice Aedy When photographer Alice Aedy first covered the refugee crisis in 2016 she believed Europe would respond with humanity to images of … Read More

Venezuela refugee crisis: ‘we are beginning to see outbreaks of xenophobia’

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Social stability in Latin America is at risk under the pressure of Venezuelan refugees. More than 4 and a half million people have left the country and the flow continues to grow dramatically as the political crisis has not been … Read More

Croatia Will Not Let Illegal Migrants In, Says Interior Minister

ZAGREB, May 17, 2019 – Interior Minister Davor Božinović said on Thursday Croatia did not and would not let in illegal migrants, and that the police were complying with the law in handling migrants. He was commenting on a Swiss Radio … Read More

Why Sweden’s Far Right Is on the Rise

The Sweden Democrats have been growing for years, and are likely to be among the largest parties in Parliament after Sunday’s election. Jimmie Akesson, the leader of the Sweden Democrats, campaigns in Motala, Sweden, on September 6.FREDRIK SANDBERG / TT … Read More

Angela Merkel has two weeks to keep Germany’s centre-right together

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The chancellor wins time to find a European solution to the immigration dispute rending her political alliance. LAST week a dispute over immigration policy took Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats (CDU) and the Christian Social Union (CSU), their conservative Bavarian partners, … Read More

Europe is facing a potential crisis in the Balkans. It has to act soon

The promise of EU membership for states in the region is welcome, but Russia, China and Turkey could create instability.  ‘Many factors have brought the Balkans back to the fore – not least the recent refugee crisis, which deeply rattled … Read More