The EU is struggling to respond to a surge of desperate migrants that has resulted in more than 3,000 deaths, with many perishing or missing in the Mediterranean. The flood of migrants and refugees, the largest movement of people Europe has seen since 1945, has raised doubt about open-borders and provoked a dispute over sharing the burden



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Comment and analysis

German Chancellor Angela Merkel talks with refugee children at a preschool, during a visit to a refugee camp on April 23, 2016 on the Turkish-Syrian border in Gaziantep. German Chancellor Angela Merkel visited a refugee camp on the Turkish-Syrian border, kicking off a high-stakes visit aimed at boosting a month-old migrant deal plagued by moral and legal concerns. Merkel, joined by European Council head Donald Tusk and European Commission Vice President Frans Timmermans, headed to the Nizip 2 camp near Gaziantep after touching down in the country's south-east. The European leaders are keen to show how funds are helping Turkey improve conditions for the 2,7 million refugees the country is hosting -- though critics have pointed out the majority live in poverty far from the official camps. / AFP / - (Photo credit should read -/AFP/Getty Images) ©AFP
The German chancellor has, almost unnoticed, adopted a harder policy on refugees
– Stefan Wagstyl
SANLIURFA, TURKEY - APRIL 26: EU's European Neighborhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Commissioner Johannes Hahn poses for a selfie with refugee children at primary school as he and EU committee members inspect accommodation facility that shelters 13.930 Syrian refugees, in Harran district of Sanliurfa, Turkey on April 26, 2016. (Photo by Halil Fidan/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images) ©Getty
The EU has to pay a high price if it is to settle the migrant crisis
– FT View
Turkey's Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu (L), European Council President Donald Tusk (C) and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker speak during a press conference at the end of an EU leaders summit with Turkey centered on the the migrants crisis, at the European Council, in Brussels on March 8, 2016 ©Getty
It will be interesting to see whether the bloc reneges on its promises if Ankara fails to deliver
– Wolfgang Münchau

Ex-MI6 head warns of ‘populist uprising’

Dearlove says EU has to show it can control flow of migrants

Refugees in Greece refuse to relocate

Asylum seekers fear transfer far away from family and friends

Gabon seeks west’s help to combat terrorism

President says Europe must act to avoid greater migrant flows

Migrant numbers returned to Turkey fall short

Fears grow fresh arrivals could overwhelm Aegean Islands

EU extends Schengen border controls

Greece and Slovenia oppose move as migrant flows slow to trickle

Turkey demands EU’s €3bn for refugees

Dispute over promised funds casts doubt on fragile deal

Overseas aid budget to fund child refugees

Diversion of resettlement costs prompts LibDem protests

Turkish power struggle threatens EU deal

PM’s departure a blow for Merkel and plan to stem refugee flow

Brussels backs visa-free travel for Turks

Turkey praised for ‘impressive progress’ on fulfilling EU demands

UK wins exemption from EU asylum rules

Brussels unveils proposal to rewrite existing Dublin system

Cameron bows to child refugees pressure

Hundreds of unaccompanied youngsters to be allowed into UK

Niger asks EU for €1bn to stem migrant flow

Impoverished state becomes staging post for thousands heading for Libyan coast

Peer seeks foster parents for refugees

Government may make U-turn over opposing Lord Dubs’ plan

Human rights blow to Turkey’s visa hopes

Ankara falls short of EU standards with terrorism and organised crime laws

EU states face charge for refusing refugees

Brussels proposal to make countries pay €250,000 per migrant

Davutoglu stakes future on EU visa deal

PM’s initiative fuels talk of a rift with President Erdogan

Brussels plans visa-free travel for Turks

Ankara needs to meet reform conditions within weeks

Turkey realises Syrian refugees are staying

Sanliurfa region makes plans for 410,000 fugitives from war

Kosovo to get visa-free travel in the EU

Turkey, Ukraine and Georgia also expected to receive same status

Germany plans jobless migrants benefit ban

Move reflects anxiety at rise of rightwing AfD party

Nigeria and EU to discuss migrant return

Deal would likely allow deportations in exchange for aid

Turkey to boost protection for migrants

Ankara vows returnees will have asylum applications heard in full

Britain to take 3,000 child refugees

Tories bow to pressure from migration campaigners

Polish bridge now a barrier against migrants

The town of Slubice respects open borders, but not if you are a refugee

EU grows wary as Turkey presses for visas

Ankara warns that Aegean migration deal will fold without a positive visas decision by June

Hundreds feared dead after Med shipwreck

Sinking would be worst refugee maritime tragedy for a year

Germany rejects Italy’s migrant bond plan

Spat reignites tensions between Angela Merkel and Matteo Renzi

Refugee crisis unsettles ‘Russia-Germans’

Move to AfD party further fragments nation’s political landscape

EU set to upgrade naval mission in Med

Europe considers aid to Libya as it braces for migrant surge

Pope Francis visits Greek refugees

Syrian migrants invited to Vatican after visit to Lesbos camp

Rich states urged to lift migration aid

World Bank and IMF say crisis a growing threat to global economy

Germany plans migrant integration law

Proposals include requiring asylum seekers to take language lessons

Greek concern for deported migrants

Worries expressed as human rights groups question EU-Turkey plan

Alps fence raises Rome-Vienna tensions

Italy claims barrier violates EU rules and is a ‘serious mistake’

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