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    1. April 24, 2015

      Perilous voyage to Europe is only half the ordeal, say migrants

      Lamin Dampha was a political prisoner in Gambia before he escaped to Libya, where he was kidnapped, beaten, imprisoned, made...

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    1. April 23, 2015

      EU increases funds for Mediterranean rescue mission

      EU leaders pledged ships, helicopters and triple the funds for rescue operations amid a Mediterranean refugee crisis that...

    2. The Exchange

      April 23, 2015

      Europe has decoupled from Greece but investors may be too complacent

      Unlike past episodes when a significant part of Europe was consumed with regional turbulence, this time around financial...

    3. April 23, 2015

      Traffickers are organised as tour operators, says Sicily prosecutor

      The best way to understand the commercial scale of human trafficking across the Mediterranean, says a leading Italian...

    4. April 23, 2015

      Carmakers buck UK low productivity trend

      The UK may be suffering a productivity crisis but its carmakers are bucking the trend and enjoying record output per worker....

    5. April 22, 2015

      Anti-immigration mood weighs on EU politicians

      Seven months ago, the British government prevailed on its EU partners to abandon an Italian search and rescue operation in...

    6. April 22, 2015

      The hour of Europe on the Mediterranean crisis

      When EU heads of government meet in Brussels on Thursday to discuss the migrant crisis in the Mediterranean they need to...

    7. April 22, 2015

      Beware state schemes to boost long-term share ownership

      As part of his electoral goody bag, David Cameron, the UK prime minister, has promised to give small investors the chance to...

    8. April 22, 2015

      EU migrant crisis: Enrico Letta urges restoration of Mare Nostrum

      Enrico Letta, Italy’s former prime minister, vividly remembers the last time a summit of EU leaders was held against the...

    9. April 21, 2015

      EU gears up to take the fight to people smugglers

      When pirates were terrorising vessels in the waters off Somalia, the EU laid aside its traditional reliance on “soft power”...

    10. April 21, 2015

      Australia’s migrant strategy unlikely to offer model for Europe

      As European leaders search for a response to a desperate migration crisis that has led to thousands of drownings in the...

    11. April 20, 2015

      David Cameron pledges to ‘do more’ to help tackle human trafficking

      David Cameron has pledged that Britain “can do more” to help tackle the human trafficking crisis in the Mediterranean, and...

    12. April 20, 2015

      Italy arrests trafficking suspects after hundreds drown off Libya

      Mediterranean migrant tragedy Italian police have arrested two alleged people smugglers who were among the survivors of a...

    13. April 20, 2015

      How Benetton faced up to the aftermath of Rana Plaza

      Benetton is renowned for visually striking and provocative ad­verts focusing on social causes such as HIV/Aids or race...

    14. FT Photo Diary

      April 20, 2015

      Rescue efforts off Pozzallo

      Rescuers help children to disembark in the Sicilian harbor of Pozzallo, Italy, early on Monday. About 100 migrants,...

    15. April 20, 2015

      Q&A: Are there solutions to stop the crisis in the Mediterranean?

      Mediterranean migrant tragedy The latest tragedy off the Libyan coast has triggered a chorus of calls for Europe to be much...

    16. FT Alphaville

      April 20, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am Cut)

      You can sign up to receive the email here. Hundreds of refugees are feared dead after an overcrowded boat tipped over off...

    17. April 20, 2015

      Nomad Foods to buy Birds Eye owner Iglo for €2.6bn

      Iglo Group, Europe’s largest frozen food group and the maker of Birds Eye fish fingers, is being acquired for €2.6bn by...

    18. April 19, 2015

      Monday Interview: Ren Jianxin, ChemChina

      Ren Jianxin, chairman of China’s largest chemicals company, ChemChina, entertains visitors in a boardroom just down the hall...

    19. April 19, 2015

      EU ministers urged to act after hundreds of migrants feared dead

      Mediterranean migrant tragedy EU foreign ministers will come under pressure to take further steps to prevent the loss of...

    20. April 17, 2015

      Migrants are ready to risk everything for a better life in Europe

      There was barely any chatter, and rarely a smile, among the almost 600 migrants who slowly disembarked from a white Italian...

    21. April 15, 2015

      The shame of Europe over migrant boat people

      The steadily increasing flow of migrants and asylum seekers attempting to reach Europe via the Mediterranean represents one...

    22. April 15, 2015

      Migrant boat from Libya capsizes off coast of Italy

      As many as 400 migrants from sub-Saharan Africa are feared dead after a boat carrying them from Libya to Italy capsized in...

    23. April 15, 2015

      Monte dei Paschi investors risk unknown price in €3bn issue

      Shareholders in stricken Italian bank Monte dei Paschi will on Thursday morning be asked to vote on a €3bn capital raising...

    24. April 15, 2015

      Analysis: Turkey pivotal to future of European gas supplies

      On March 16, the presidents of Turkey, Azerbaijan and Georgia travelled to Kars in Turkey’s mountainous northeast, and then...

    25. April 15, 2015

      BlaBlaCar buys ride-sharing competitors to lock in European lead

      BlaBlaCar is buying its strongest competitor in Europe as the online ride-sharing company looks to consolidate its position...

    26. April 14, 2015

      Il turco in Italia, Royal Opera House, London — review

      Operas do not come more frothy than Rossini’s Il turco in Italia. The Royal Opera needed a contrast to go in between the...

    27. April 13, 2015

      Lampedusa, Soho Theatre, London — review

      In Anders Lustgarten’s pair of intertwined monologues the subject is the “economic migrant”: the realities of motivation and...

    28. April 13, 2015

      More migrants attempt Mediterranean crossing to Italy

      Almost 6,000 migrants have been rescued by Italian Naval and Coast Guard vessels off the coast of Libya in the past three...

    29. April 13, 2015

      Italy’s production figures provide reassurance over growth

      Industrial production in Italy rose 0.6 per cent in February, offering comfort that the eurozone’s third-largest economy...

    30. April 12, 2015

      Italy eases austerity as economy picks up

      Italy is easing up on austerity and mulling €1.8bn in new fiscal stimulus measures, as Matteo Renzi, the prime minister,...

    31. April 12, 2015

      Italian fund sales more than double

      Asset managers are ramping up their sales efforts in recession-plagued Italy amid a surge in mutual fund sales in the...

    32. April 12, 2015

      SWMC bets big on earnings recovery in Italy

      Under-pressure Italy has become a big overweight position for fund manager Stuart Mitchell, in the belief that the market is...

    33. April 10, 2015

      Friars join Berlusconi to attack Italy’s Forest Police shake-up

      The friars at the Sacred Convent of Saint Francis of Assisi, who pursue lives of “poverty, chastity and obedience” in the...

    34. FT Alphaville

      April 10, 2015

      European stocks and not-so-record highs

      European stocks as measured by the Stoxx 600 index finally passed their March 2000 high this week. As measured by the FTSE...

    35. April 9, 2015

      Three shot dead at Milan court as city prepares to host Expo

      A property entrepreneur facing charges of fraud in a bankruptcy case killed three people and wounded at least two in Milan’s...

    36. April 8, 2015

      Renault reform: hostage to government

      The things the French government will do to retain control over its national champions. This week it temporarily lifted its...

    37. April 8, 2015

      ECB credibility convinces southern states they can survive a Grexit

      Policy makers in Italy, Portugal and Spain say their economies and financial systems are strong enough to survive a Greek...

    38. FT Photo Diary

      April 8, 2015

      Big Big Mac

      A woman watches a creation by Tom Friedman ‘Big Big Mac’ during the unveiling of Arts & Food exhibition at the Triennale in...

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