Erdogan: refugees will enter Europe unless EU does more

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Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (Photo: Council of the European Union). Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has once again used the millions of refugees hosted in the country as a bargaining chip against the European Union. Speaking alongside Hungary’s prime … Read More

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

Trump isn’t the only one who wants to build a wall. These European nations already did

(Photo: Kim Hjelmgaard, USA TODAY) KUBEKHAZA, Hungary — As mayor of this Hungarian village where tens of thousands of migrants recently marched toward northern Europe, Robert Molnar has some sympathy for his country’s decision to build a fence on the border … Read More

What’s in the new German immigration law?

German Minister of Labour and Social Affairs Hubertus Heil, German Minister of Economy and Energy Peter Altmaier and German Minister of the Interior, Construction and Homeland Horst Seehofer during a press conference on a skilled workers immigration law in Berlin, … Read More

Muslims in Europe facing ‘hostility in everyday life’, Islamophobia study finds

Islamophobia ‘poisoning EU societies’, warn members of European Parliament at launch of ‘toolkit’ to tackle anti-Muslim prejudice. Protesters take part in a march against Islamophobia in Brussels in 2014 (AFP) BRUSSELS – European academics and policymakers came together at the European … Read More

‘Threat to the World’: Hungary to Quit UN Migration Accord Before It is Approved

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban is a fierce critic of European migration policy. Budapest has repeatedly stressed the necessity to strengthen the protection of the EU’s external borders and to create migration transit centres outside the bloc. Hungary’s Foreign Minister … Read More

EU immigration crisis goes to extra time

In a dramatic attack in the last minute of the match between Belgium and Japan at the World Cup, Nacer Chadli scored the winning goal for Belgium. Before that, Marouane Fellaini had scored the equalizing goal from Eden Hazard’s cross. … Read More

Refugee crisis puts EU’s long-term unity in doubt

Europe is in crisis. Millions of migrants have made and continue to make the arduous journey across the Mediterranean or indeed overland through Southeast Europe. The arrivals include asylum seekers, but also economic migrants. Given that Europe already had its challenges, the influx of (mostly … Read More

‘The Most Dangerous Man in the European Union’

One summer day in 1989, I saw an unshaven, long-haired young man approach a microphone to address 250,000 people in Budapest. They had gathered in Heroes’ Square for the ceremonial reburial of the leaders of a 1956 anti-communist uprising crushed … Read More

Soros predicts EU breakdown, calls Russia ‘resurgent power’

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© Jean-Christophe Verhaegen / AFP George Soros has lamented that the European Union is on the verge of collapse while Russia is becoming “a resurgent nationalist power.” Hungarian-American tycoon George Soros, who runs the $26 billion Soros Fund Management and … Read More

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