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EU Launches Operation To Seize Migrant Smugglers’ Boats

A military operation to catch migrant traffickers begins today, with European warships patrolling international waters in the Mediterranean to arrest smugglers dubbed the “mafia of the sea”. The European Union’s foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini announced last month that EUNAVFOR

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19 European Nations Investigated For Asylum Violations

Evidencing further mismanagement of the ongoing migrant crisis, the European Commission is investigating 19 countries for asylum violations. The investigation into 40 asylum violations was announced the same day that European Union (EU) leaders came together for an emergency summit about the


Poles Ambiguous Over Calls From EU And Pope Francis On Refugees

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Thousands held opposing rallies Saturday in several Polish cities, with radical right-wingers marching against hosting asylum seekers and others in smaller numbers supporting helping those in need. Some 10,000 nationalists and right-wingers marched in the rain


Austria To Re-Secure Border With Hungary In Move ‘Towards Normality’

VIENNA/MUNICH, Sept 7 (Reuters) – Austria said on Sunday it planned to end emergency measures that have allowed thousands of refugees stranded in Hungary into Austria and Germany since Saturday and move step by step “towards normality”. Austria had suspended its

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EU Wants To Control All Deportation With New EU-wide Border Force

European leaders are planning to form a powerful, centralised EU-wide border force. Under the new plans, the legal responsibility for deporting (or not deporting) people judged to be economic migrants would be taken from member states and given to the

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Cameron Wants To Bring In 15,000 Syrian Refugees

David Cameron is preparing to accept around 15,000 Syrian refugees and would like to commence military action against Islamic State (IS) militants within a month, senior sources have said. Details of Britain’s refugee resettlement programme are currently being finalised after

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Germany, France and Italy Call For Single EU Asylum Policy

Foreign Ministers from France, Germany and Italy have put their names to a joint letter that highlights “the shortcomings” of the European asylum system. In light of events unfolding on the shores of Turkey and borders of Hungary the call for