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      Germany plans 5-year benefit ban for jobless migrants

      Germany is planning to ban EU migrants from most unemployment benefits for five years after their arrival in dramatic...

    2. April 25, 2016

      Turkey to boost legal protection for migrants, easing EU returns

      Ankara will bolster the legal protection it extends to non-Syrian refugees in a concession that paves the way for the...

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    1. April 25, 2016

      The Leave camp’s flawed fightback on migration

      The Leave camp has long believed that immigration is among its strongest cards in the EU referendum debate. Now, after...

    2. April 25, 2016

      Migrant camp measles outbreaks spark fears of health crisis

      The sun is falling over the Grande-Synthe migrant and refugee camp in a suburb of Dunkirk in northern France. Omar,...

    3. April 21, 2016

      Plan to raise asylum case fees by 600%

      The government wants to raise the fees sixfold for immigration and asylum tribunals as it seeks to raise £37m a year....

    4. April 21, 2016

      Britain to take 3,000 child refugees from camps

      Britain is to take in 3,000 child refugees from camps in the Middle East and north Africa, but Labour argued the...

    5. April 21, 2016

      Techie scheme to turn Germany’s refugees into programmers

      Rami Rihawi has always wanted to study IT. But his home town, the bombed-out Syrian city of Aleppo, was not a great...

    6. April 21, 2016

      Bridge linking Poland to Germany is now a barrier against migrants

      The twinned towns of Germany’s Frankfurt an der Oder and Poland’s Slubice, neighbouring places separated only by a...

    7. April 20, 2016

      There is a trade-off between citizenship and migration

      Today, the rich world believes it has reached the limits of acceptable migration. Almost daily, countries in the...

    8. April 20, 2016

      Matteo Renzi’s clarion call for Africa should be heeded

      Europe’s migrant crisis has entered a new phase. After a year in which more than a million people streamed on to the...

    9. April 20, 2016

      EU states grow wary as Turkey presses for action on visas pledge

      European diplomats are agonising over their politically perilous promise to grant visa-free travel to 80m Turks, amid...

    10. April 20, 2016

      Hundreds of migrants feared dead after Mediterranean shipwreck

      More than 500 migrants were feared dead after a shipwreck in the Mediterranean Sea, the UN said, in what would be the...

    11. April 19, 2016

      German rightwing leader begins race trial

      The founder of Germany’s rightwing Pegida movement went on trial on Tuesday on charges of inciting racial hatred, amid...

    12. April 19, 2016

      Italians fume after Germans reject EU migrant bonds

      Italian frustration with Berlin has boiled over again as Germany slapped down a proposal from Rome to fund refugee...

    13. April 19, 2016

      Helmut Kohl snubs one-time protégée Angela Merkel

      At the age of 86, Helmut Kohl, Germany’s former chancellor, might be viewed as a somewhat marginal and ailing figure in...

    14. April 19, 2016

      Refugee crisis shakes political allegiances of ‘Russia-Germans’

      Andreas Fabrizius, a 29-year-old welder from the town of Pforzheim in south-west Germany, is helping to stir up one of...

    15. April 18, 2016

      EU set to upgrade naval mission in Mediterranean

      Europe’s governments signalled they are ready to expand the role of an EU naval mission in the Mediterranean, as the...

    16. April 16, 2016

      Pope Francis visits Greek refugees

      Pope Francis has called on the international community to respond to the refugee crisis “in a way worthy of our common...

    17. April 14, 2016

      Germany sets out plans for migrant integration law

      Germany has set out plans to impose sanctions on asylum seekers who refuse language lessons or fail to stay in assigned...

    18. April 14, 2016

      Europe has yet to face moral reckoning over migrants

      Almost as suddenly as it began, the million-strong migration to Europe has become a trickle. There are now more Nato...

    19. April 13, 2016

      Greek asylum chief voices concern for deported migrants

      Greece last week sent a first boatload of migrants back to Turkey under an arrangement with Ankara that the EU is...

    20. April 13, 2016

      Migrant crisis: Alpine fence raises tensions between Rome and Vienna

      Senior Italian officials are attacking Austria for building a fence at the Brenner Pass to control migrant flows,...

    21. April 11, 2016

      Boris Johnson, David Cameron and the day after Brexit

      It is the morning of June 24. Britain has just voted narrowly to leave the EU. Jubilant pro-Brexit campaigners wave...

    22. April 11, 2016

      Call for clarity on EU citizens living abroad

      Millions of British and European citizens who have migrated from their home countries are living in uncertainty about...

    23. April 8, 2016

      Malta’s golden passport scheme draws fresh criticism

      A Maltese scheme that allows wealthy investors to buy EU passports has drawn fresh criticism amid concerns over its...

    24. April 7, 2016

      Asylum claims pile up in Greece as migrants fight deportation

      The number of refugees and migrants seeking asylum in Greece has swelled to around 10,000 following a spate of...

    25. April 6, 2016

      Brussels unveils overhaul of asylum system

      Brussels has outlined plans to overhaul Europe’s asylum rules, paving the way for a more centralised approach that...

    26. April 6, 2016

      Germany considers easing border checks after migrant flows slow

      Germany is considering lifting the border checks imposed last year to control migrant flows following a sharp drop in...

    27. April 6, 2016

      Fear and loathing of a world without borders

      The thousands gathering at Europe’s borders, and the thousands who have already crossed, are widely but wrongly...

    28. April 5, 2016

      Pope prepares to visit Lesbos to highlight refugee crisis

      Pope Francis is preparing to visit the Greek island of Lesbos as soon as next week, possibly casting a moral shadow...

    29. April 4, 2016

      Greece makes a show of migrant deportations to Turkey

      Migrant deportations begin The EU made a show on Monday of the first deportations under its legally contentious plan to...

    30. April 4, 2016

      Italy pleads for Greek-style push to return its migrants

      Italy is pleading for EU help to ramp up the deportation of migrants arriving on its southern shores, warning that the...

    31. April 3, 2016

      Greece prepares to return asylum seekers to Turkey

      Greece was preparing to return a group of failed asylum-seekers to Turkey on Monday amid fears of further unrest at...

    32. April 1, 2016

      EU refugee expulsion plan under fire from UN

      The EU’s plan to begin expelling thousands of refugees from Greece on Monday came under fire from the UN on Friday as...

    33. March 31, 2016

      Turkey’s President Erdogan upsets allies with his power grab

      President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey, in Washington for a nuclear security summit, will have no one-to-one meeting...

    34. March 30, 2016

      The Pope’s popular magic does not work on everyone

      In the kind of gesture that has cemented Pope Francis’s status as a transformational leader of the Catholic Church, the...

    35. March 29, 2016

      A history of errors behind Europe’s many crises

      For the first time in my life, there is a chance that European integration may take a step backwards. I cannot forecast...

    36. March 28, 2016

      Italy sees little benefit from EU migrants deal with Turkey

      A few hours after the EU and Turkey reached their controversial deal to stem refugee flows through the Balkans, the...

    37. March 27, 2016

      Migrant arrivals in Greece drop

      The number of refugees and migrants arriving in Greece has fallen sharply in the week since the EU agreed a deal with...

    38. March 27, 2016

      Contrast of two migrant camps highlights effect of Turkey-EU deal

      Kneeling inside the canvas tent that has been her family’s home for the past two weeks, Hadisa Husaini squeezes her...

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