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    1. June 26, 2015

      Cameron’s softly-softly approach wins EU favour

      David Cameron’s big moment came just before midnight as EU leaders were mired in one of their most tempestuous summit rows...

    2. June 26, 2015

      Anger spills over at summit to fix EU migrant policy

      A summit supposed to produce a unified response to the EU’s refugee crisis boiled over in frustration, with national leaders...

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    1. June 26, 2015

      EU plan to share asylum seeker burden collapses

      The EU’s plan to force member states to share out asylum seekers collapsed on Thursday after a late-night meeting...

    2. June 26, 2015

      Migration and global hub ambitions serve to fuel Vienna’s growth

      “Vienna was very much a closed-shop culture until the late 1980s, bit conservative, bit withdrawn. I would compare it with...

    3. June 26, 2015

      Capital woes hit Vienna banks as tighter lending rules kick in

      The three big Vienna-based banks’ expansion into central and eastern Europe (CEE) was one of Austria’s real successes of the...

    4. June 26, 2015

      EU plan to share asylum seeker burden collapses

      The EU’s plan to force member states into sharing out asylum seekers collapsed on Thursday after a late-night meeting...

    5. June 25, 2015

      Lobby forces Brussels U-turn on asylum seekers

      The EU has been forced to abandon a key element of its plan to address Europe’s migrant crisis after it dropped a proposal...

    6. June 24, 2015

      Renzi finds migration knock-backs hard to stomach

      When Matteo Renzi, Italy’s prime minister, hosted François Hollande at Milan’s expo on Sunday, he served the French...

    7. June 24, 2015

      UK ministers fear effect of Calais migrants on referendum debate

      Television footage of migrants trying to conceal themselves in British cars near the UK border is an image that ministers...

    8. June 24, 2015

      UK steps up border security after migrants exploit Calais strike

      Border security is being stepped up in Calais and Dover after migrants intent on reaching the UK sought to exploit ferry...

    9. June 22, 2015

      EU agrees to launch military operation against people smugglers

      EU officials have warned that casualties were possible after deciding to launch military action against people smugglers in...

    10. June 17, 2015

      Hungary plans 175km-long fence to lock out migrants

      Hungary plans to build a 175km-long security fence along its southern border with Serbia, a move that Budapest said was...

    11. June 17, 2015

      Italy’s cry of anger over the EU migrant crisis

      Since the start of this year, more than 100,000 refugees from North Africa and the Middle East have crossed the...

    12. June 17, 2015

      Where Europe’s holidaymakers meet the boat people of the Mediterranean

      It was not such a startling outburst from Luca Zaia. The Northern League anti-immigration governor of Veneto was not known...

    13. June 16, 2015

      Europe faces two refugee crises

      Europe is facing its most serious migration crisis since the end of the second world war. It is more serious even than the...

    14. June 16, 2015

      Rightwing populists reshape Denmark’s political landscape

      For a glimpse into how a populist party can change a country’s political landscape, look no further than Denmark. Ahead of...

    15. June 15, 2015

      A question of identity for EU’s migrants

      Most of the 200 or so migrants huddled inside the reception centre in the Sicilian port of Pozzallo nap on bunk beds or on...

    16. June 15, 2015

      UN defends role of migrant workers in Europe

      The head of a UN agency has fiercely defended the role of migrant workers in Europe, describing them as an “underestimated...

    17. June 12, 2015

      Italian governor demands removal of migrants from tourist spots

      The governor of the Veneto region in north-eastern Italy has called for the removal of migrants from lodging near tourist...

    18. June 10, 2015

      Unable to work or leave, failed EU asylum seekers caught in trap

      Mohammed does not recall how the fight started but he can remember how it ended: with a police bullet in his knee. A fight...

    19. May 27, 2015

      Brussels to spend €240m on relocating asylum seekers across EU

      The EU has said it will spend €240m on relocating Eritrean and Syrian asylum seekers arriving in Italy and Greece among...

    20. May 25, 2015

      EU citizens living in UK to be barred from in-out plebiscite

      Downing Street has announced that EU citizens living in Britain will be barred from voting in the UK referendum on European...

    21. May 24, 2015

      EU aims to share out up to 40,000 asylum seekers among members

      The EU will share out up to 40,000 asylum seekers as part of plans to reform the system of handling them, in the face of...

    22. May 24, 2015

      Migrant journeys end in fetid Libyan detention centres

      Angesom Taeame’s journey stretched more than 4,000km along treacherous roads manned by unscrupulous bandits and across long...

    23. May 21, 2015

      Europe has made tragedy a political crisis

      Faced with a tragedy in the Mediterranean, the EU risks transforming it into a self-inflicted political crisis that could...

    24. May 21, 2015

      David Cameron aims to cut inflow of non-EU skilled migrants

      David Cameron has set out plans to “significantly reduce” the number of skilled workers coming to Britain from outside...

    25. May 21, 2015

      Police and migrants play game of cat-and-mouse on Europe’s borders

      France-Italy rail line becomes migration flashpoint Under the shade of a palm tree, in the Italian coastal town of...

    26. May 20, 2015

      Tunisian museum massacre suspect captured in Italy

      Fears that jihadis could enter Europe on boats laden with migrants were heightened after a Moroccan suspected of involvement...

    27. May 13, 2015

      EU seeks emergency powers to make its states share asylum seekers

      EU states that have until now accepted few asylum seekers will have to shoulder a heavier burden under a new mandatory...

    28. May 10, 2015

      Brussels to propose mandatory refugee quotas for EU states

      Brussels is planning to introduce mandatory national quotas for refugees in a radical overhaul of the EU’s immigration rules...

    29. May 10, 2015

      UK warned by east Europe not to meddle with migrant rights

      Eastern Europe is warning David Cameron against meddling with “sacrosanct” migrant worker rights, as the newly re-elected...

    30. May 5, 2015

      Russia scuttles Brussels’ plan to destroy migrants boats

      Preparations for EU military strikes against boats used by human traffickers in Libya have hit stiff political resistance,...

    31. May 3, 2015

      More than 6,550 rescued in Mediterranean over the weekend

      Italian coastguard and navy ships led the rescue of more than 6,550 migrants in the Mediterranean Sea at the weekend, in a...

    32. April 29, 2015

      MEPs criticise Viktor Orban over immigration questionnaire

      European lawmakers have rounded on plans by Viktor Orban, Hungary’s prime minister, to poll 8m of the country’s citizens on...

    33. April 29, 2015

      Misplaced nostalgia for Libya’s Gaddafi

      He was supposed to be the dictator no one would ever miss. Treacherous and volatile, Muammer Gaddafi had far less diplomatic...

    34. April 28, 2015

      Ban Ki-moon attacks EU plans for strikes on Libyan smugglers’ boats

      Ban Ki-moon, UN secretary-general, is opposed to plans by the EU to mount military strikes against boats used by human...

    35. April 28, 2015

      The populist surge has peaked but it will leave a bitter legacy

      Europe’s populist political tide is on the retreat. Not everywhere and not always for entirely comforting reasons. But the...

    36. April 26, 2015

      Europe could learn from Australia’s tough border controls

      Pledges of more money and plans to blow boats out of the water may sound like tough policy making. Yet the agreement cobbled...

    37. April 24, 2015

      National interests collide over future of Europe’s migrants

      At a hastily arranged summit in Brussels this week, European leaders were unanimous on doing more to save people from...

    38. April 24, 2015

      Human traffickers advertise their trade on Facebook

      Smugglers have taken to Facebook to offer desperate migrants passage across the Mediterranean to Europe in a sign of how...

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