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      EU migration chief calls for more money to help migrants

      The EU’s new migration chief has called on member states to accept more asylum seekers and share the financial burden of...

    2. March 3, 2015

      Ireland launches initiative to lure expats home

      Ireland’s prime minister has appealed to emigrants who left the country after its economic and financial crash to return...

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    1. March 3, 2015

      Sniff out the truth on migration data

      I hesitated before deciding to contribute to the crowdfunding efforts of the Full Frontal Nerdity DVD (a show combining...

    2. February 27, 2015

      Antonello Fava, Italian coastguard

      Lieutenant Antonello Fava, one of the 11,000 Italian coastguards who every day patrol an area of ocean twice as big as the...

    3. February 25, 2015

      Wave of Kosovan migration sparks unease in European capitals

      It took seven years after Kosovo declared its independence from Serbia for Besim Aaliti to conclude that Europe’s newest...

    4. February 17, 2015

      The migrant story behind thriving global tech sector

      During a recent visit to Stockholm, I met several of the entrepreneurs behind the Swedish capital’s booming technology...

    5. February 13, 2015

      Saving migrants’ lives should pose no dilemma for Europe

      Europe’s leaders have much to worry about: a brittle single currency, jihadi threats at home and Russian revanchism to the...

    6. February 12, 2015

      Europe’s refugee crisis is an economic opportunity lost

      It once looked like an enlightened reform — but that was hard to remember this week as the Italian coast guard plucked...

    7. February 11, 2015

      Swiss outline plans to curb immigration from EU

      Switzerland has outlined how it will apply immigration curbs first backed in a referendum 12 months ago — prompting...

    8. February 11, 2015

      New migrant deaths off Italian coast spur calls for EU action

      As many as 300 people are feared dead after attempting to reach Italy on inflatable dinghies in stormy weather, in one of...

    9. February 9, 2015

      Hypothermia claims 29 migrants fleeing to Italy

      At least 29 migrants died of hypothermia as they tried to cross the Mediterranean Sea in treacherous conditions, a maritime...

    10. February 5, 2015

      Pegida brings anti-Islam message to UK

      A German group that protests against the perceived “Islamification of the west” has announced plans to hold its first UK...

    11. February 2, 2015

      Dangerous cracks at Europe’s centre

      There are three crises afflicting Europe. Two are on the borders of the EU: a warlike Russia and an imploding Middle East....

    12. January 28, 2015

      Pegida rocked as nearly half of controlling committee resigns

      The future of Pegida, Germany’s Dresden-based anti-Islamisation movement, was thrown into confusion on Wednesday after five...

    13. January 18, 2015

      Shipping companies warn of migrant rescue risks

      The Torm Lotte typically carries oil or chemicals. But last summer, the Danish tanker diverted from its route in the...

    14. January 11, 2015

      Two held after attack on Hamburg paper in wake of Paris killings

      Police in Hamburg are questioning two men in connection with an arson attack against a newspaper that republished cartoons...

    15. January 8, 2015

      Europe’s resurgent far-right seeks to capitalise on Paris terror

      Germany’s nascent anti-Islamisation movement has called on sympathisers to wear black arms bands at its next rally to mourn...

    16. January 6, 2015

      Germans seek to counter growing anti-Islamisation protests

      The rightwing “anti-Islamisation” protests sweeping Germany have prompted a counter-attack from Bild, the country’s...

    17. January 2, 2015

      CSU seeks asylum crackdown after Merkel urges welcoming approach

      The conservative wing of Germany’s ruling coalition is proposing tougher rules for asylum seekers. The move came just days...

    18. January 1, 2015

      Merkel attacks wave of rightwing populism

      German chancellor Angela Merkel headed a trio of European leaders in delivering a powerful warning against populism and...

    19. December 29, 2014

      Britain’s EU influence weakened, says Barroso

      Britain’s influence in the EU has been weakened to a level that it has lost its historic status as the first point of...

    20. December 29, 2014

      A year in a word: Populism

      Populism noun — political ideology that claims to speak for the common people; a brand of politics hostile to elites and...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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,...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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