Austria’s Europe minister has said that the EU’s forced migrant redistribution scheme “has failed”, and that member-states should be able to choose whether to accept migrants or not.
Turkish Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu has announced that after the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak ends, his government will not stop migrants from travelling to the Greek border.
German Federal Intelligence Service (BND) findings indicate that the Turkish government purposely incited riots by planting members of its security services among crowds of migrants.
BERLIN (AP) – A German court on Thursday convicted a 31-year-old Tunisian man of planning to carry out a ricin attack in the name of the Islamic State group.
Scenes resembling the First World War are unfolding are unfolding on Europe’s frontier, with Greek border forces bathed in noxious fumes as Turkish police and, allegedly, Turkish-armed migrants bombard them with tear gas.
While the Turkish government has closed its border to Greece due to the Coronavirus, migrants are still attempting to storm the border using improvised ladders.
Nearly a month after opening the gates to Europe, the Turkish government has closed the border due to the spread of the Wuhan coronavirus.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has promised to give additional cash to Turkey for migrants after the country opened the gates to Greece late last month.
A leaked diplomatic letter from the Greek govt has claimed Turkey is looking to use the coronavirus outbreak as cover for a major provocation.
Migrant reception centres on several Greek islands have been put under a two-week lockdown this week in order to mitigate the spread of the Wuhan coronavirus.
Since Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan opened the gates to Greece in late February, Greek authorities say 52,541 migrants have attempted to cross the border.
ATHENS, Greece (AP) – A tanker carrying around 190 migrants run aground in rough weather just outside the port on the Cycladic island of Kea, near the Greek capital, the coast guard said Monday.
The European Union refused to fund border fencing between Greece and Turkey prior to both the current border crisis and the 2015-16 border crisis, denouncing it as “pointless”.
The European Union has said that the Greek government must allow migrants to apply for asylum, despite its rhetorical support for their efforts to prevent the Turkish government from facilitating a wave of illegal migration into Greece.
Deputy leader of the populist Alternative for Germany (AfD) Beatrix von Storch has slammed the Turkish government for opening its borders to Europe, demanding that the country be removed from the NATO military alliance.
A Swedish priest in the city of Gävle is suspected of helping a migrant escape a Migration Board deportation facility by smuggling him out in a suitcase.
Greek authorities have deployed large fans at the Turkish border to push back against tear gas and other chemicals fired at the Greek border by migrants allegedly armed by Turkey.
The border between Greece and Turkey is becoming increasingly militarised, with heavily armed personnel from either side continuing to pour into the region as illegal migrants seek to punch through the European Union’s common external border with Turkish president’s blessing.
Video footage has emerged of war-like scenes on the Greek land border with Turkey as over 700 migrants attempted to illegally cross the border.
Conservative Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has commended support pledged from other European Union member states to help reinforce the Greek border, calling the Aegean sea and the Evros river the “shield” of Europe.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has announced he will be hosting a migration summit with French and German, but not Greek leaders
Greek authorities are preparing for a big push of migrants at the border while tensions between Greece and Turkey continue to escalate.
Greek Orthodox Archbishop Ieronymos II of Athens has blessed those guarding the Greek border, including a group of civilians, looking to prevent illegals crossing from Turkey.
Violent incidents, mostly directed at pro-migration NGOs, have escalated on the Greek island of Lesbos in recent days as Turkey refuses to close the gates to Europe.
The Greek government has released a night-vision video which they claim shows a Turkish armoured vehicle obtained through European Union funding trying to rip down border fencing and allow illegal migrants to penetrate the Greek border.
Turkey’s Erdogan walked out of a meeting with EU officials after the two sides failed to reach an agreement on the migrant crisis.
While some of the migrants gathered on the Greek border are from Syria, a French broadcaster has revealed that many are actually from countries in North Africa which are not in a state of war at all.