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    1. December 18, 2014

      Geert Wilders charged over anti-Moroccan remarks

      The controversial Dutch anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders has been charged with discrimination and encouraging hatred...

    2. December 9, 2014

      Dresden protest reveals rising anger in Germany over immigration

      A march in Dresden that drew 10,000 people has capped a winter of anti-immigration demonstrations in Germany’s cities and...

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    1. December 8, 2014

      Germany’s CSU backtracks as plan for immigrants draws ridicule

      The junior partner in German chancellor Angela Merkel’s coalition government has backtracked on a controversial suggestion...

    2. December 7, 2014

      Rightwing populists in Europe make mischief

      As a result of the disruptive parliamentary tactics of an anti-immigrant, rightwing populist party, Sweden will go to the...

    3. December 7, 2014

      Ageing Europe needs the new blood immigration brings

      In a Europe defined by ageing societies, shrinking workforces and stagnant living standards, immigration is both a partial...

    4. December 3, 2014

      Eritreans arrested for people smuggling

      Italian police have arrested 10 Eritreans for smuggling migrants across the Mediterranean Sea in nearly two dozen voyages...

    5. December 3, 2014

      UK hauliers hit by rising fines urge tighter controls at Calais

      Hauliers are meeting immigration ministers in Britain this week to press for tighter controls at the French port in Calais...

    6. December 1, 2014

      German woman’s death triggers soul searching about immigration

      A student teacher murdered in Germany after defending two other women has become a national hero while leading many to...

    7. December 1, 2014

      Obama is a lonely western liberal on immigration

      What should western politicians be most worried about: growth, inequality, the environment, education? To judge from today’s...

    8. December 1, 2014

      EU falls behind US as top destination for skilled migrants

      The EU has for the first time in more than a decade fallen behind the US as a destination for immigrants, according to new...

    9. November 28, 2014

      The Pope is wrong – ageing Europe’s ideas have life in them yet

      A malaise has settled over Europe’s politicians, and it took the first non-European Pope of modern times to put it into...

    10. November 28, 2014

      David Cameron returns to sense on EU migration

      David Cameron’s premiership has been dogged by the vexed questions of immigration and Europe. Under pressure from the rise...

    11. November 28, 2014

      David Cameron announces benefits block to stem flow of EU migrants

      David Cameron has set out plans to exclude EU migrant workers from much of Britain’s welfare state in what he described as...

    12. November 27, 2014

      Fear of immigration is no reason for Britain to leave Europe

      Can it make sense for the UK to leave the EU over its principle of free movement of people? The answer is: no. Immigration...

    13. November 25, 2014

      Nick Clegg backs curbs on benefits for immigrants

      Nick Clegg, deputy prime minister, has cleared the way for a coalition crackdown on the welfare paid to EU migrants,...

    14. November 25, 2014

      How to tackle immigration without risking the economy

      In the debate over European immigration, there is a circle we need to square. How can we give people confidence in the way...

    15. November 19, 2014

      Notebook: Glitter comes off golden visas

      I should be sympathetic to people’s need for golden visas, and even more so for second passports. Before I became a British...

    16. November 18, 2014

      German MPs say EU will never change migration policy

      An influential delegation of German MPs has attacked British prime minister David Cameron over his attempts to change EU...

    17. November 17, 2014

      Portugal interior minister resigns over ‘golden visa’ probe

      LISBON – Portugal’s interior minister resigned on Sunday over an investigation into alleged corruption linked to the issuing...

    18. November 14, 2014

      Ireland warns UK on freedom of movement curbs

      David Cameron will not be able to get other European states to sign up to fundamental changes to freedom of movement rules,...

    19. November 13, 2014

      John Major warns EU over ‘serious possibility’ of UK quitting

      There is a serious possibility that Britain could leave the EU, and it will be dissuaded only if allies make significant...

    20. November 13, 2014

      Lampedusa still at apex of migrant flow

      As a rare tropical storm lashed the southern Mediterranean last week, Italian fishing boats were forced to stay in port and...

    21. November 11, 2014

      UK and Germany press on with welfare curbs after ECJ ruling

      Britain and Germany are to press ahead with plans to clamp down on so-called welfare tourism after the EU’s top court ruled...

    22. November 7, 2014

      Britain has the best of both worlds on the fringes of Europe

      The UK and the EU are profoundly unhappy together, and a relationship counsellor might advise them to recognise their...

    23. November 5, 2014

      Cameron loses support from European allies

      David Cameron has been warned by two of his closest allies that they would oppose any British attempt to restrict Europe’s...

    24. November 5, 2014

      EU migrants pay £20bn more in taxes than they receive

      European immigrants to the UK paid much more in taxes than they received in benefits over the past decade, making a net...

    25. November 4, 2014

      Migrants more likely to be working than UK-born residents

      Migrants from the European Union have a lower rate of unemployment than the UK-born population, according to an analysis of...

    26. November 3, 2014

      Tory focus on migration fails to stop Ukip

      Jim Messina, Barack Obama’s 2012 campaign manager, had a simple message for Conservative MPs gathered for a pep talk in the...

    27. November 3, 2014

      At least 24 migrants killed as boat capsizes near Istanbul

      At least 24 people drowned off the Istanbul coast on Monday morning when a boat carrying migrants reportedly from...

    28. October 31, 2014

      Med becomes a no-man’s land for migrants

      Mohanad Luthon was in good spirits when he called his uncle on the evening of September 7, a day into the crossing from...

    29. October 31, 2014

      Mediterranean migrants test our humanity – and we have failed

      Over the years, British politicians have clashed with EU officials on everything from the size of bankers’ bonuses to the...

    30. October 29, 2014

      Europe’s rudderless strategy on boat people

      Impoverished migrants on the southern and eastern peripheries of Europe have long risked life and limb to reach the...

    31. October 28, 2014

      Migration policy hurts competitiveness, minister says

      Nick Boles has become the first Conservative minister to suggest the government’s approach to immigration is damaging...

    32. October 26, 2014

      UK towns ‘swamped’ by immigrants, says Michael Fallon

      British towns are being “swamped” by immigrants, and their residents are “under siege”, Michael Fallon, the UK defence...

    33. October 24, 2014

      How to close the door on an accidental mass migration

      In the past decade Britain’s immigration policy has been a delicate balancing act. Governments have tried to reduce the...

    34. October 22, 2014

      UK tops league of non-EU migrant arrivals

      The UK accepts almost three times more migrants from outside the EU than any other member state, as applications to enter...

    35. October 21, 2014

      Ireland’s exodus of young talent

      David Garrahy will one day return to live in Ireland, he says, “but I’m not entirely sure when and at what stage of my...

    36. October 20, 2014

      EU states act to curb migrants but London alone in seeking cap

      Britain is far from alone when it comes to launching voter-friendly moves against immigration from other EU states. Berlin...

    37. October 20, 2014

      Cameron takes Britain closer to the exit door

      If David Cameron wins next year’s general election he has promised to hold an in-out referendum on whether Britain should...

    38. October 20, 2014

      Borders and budgets could lay Europe low

      Speaking on television earlier this year, Manuel Valls, the French prime minister, declared that his government’s budget...

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