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    1. August 19, 2016

      German interior ministers back move towards partial burka ban

      Germany on Friday moved towards a controversial partial ban on the burka when interior ministers from chancellor Angela...

    2. August 19, 2016

      A new art show on the frontline of the refugee crisis

      Behind a white-walled cemetery on the Greek island of Samos, 1.6km from the Turkish coast, is a graveyard for children...

    Special Reports

    1. New Trade Routes: Arab World

      There is economic and military turmoil across the Arab world with the global downturn,...
    2. Vienna as a Business Location

      Vienna’s image has suffered with the electoral rise of the far right, the migrant cris...
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    1. August 16, 2016

      UK immigration hits wages by a mere few pence a year

      From pub rants to government policy planning, the question of immigration is not going away. That is as it should be:...

    2. August 9, 2016

      Milan warns on tents for migrants sent back by French and Swiss

      Milan’s mayor has warned that the city may have to set up tents to house migrants, as a record number of arrivals turn...

    3. August 9, 2016

      Blow for migrant deal as Turkey rejects EU terror law demands

      The EU’s demand that Turkey must overhaul its terror laws in return for visa-free travel is “impossible” in the...

    4. August 1, 2016

      Germany hits out at Turkish ‘blackmail’ over visas

      Germany has said it will not be “blackmailed” by Turkey after Ankara threatened to renounce its March migrant treaty...

    5. July 31, 2016

      May should give certainty to EU nationals in Britain

      Britain’s decision to leave the EU has brought uncertainty to many people in the UK. Few are as seriously affected as...

    6. July 23, 2016

      Hungarian prime minister backs Trump on terror and Islam

      Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban has backed the policies of US presidential hopeful Donald Trump, in a speech that...

    7. July 20, 2016

      Free movement of labour and l’exception française

      Across Europe, it is becoming ever more difficult to reconcile the EU’s commitment to free movement of labour with...

    8. July 20, 2016

      Eastern Europe exodus risks creating vicious circle, IMF warns

      The emigration of young skilled workers from eastern Europe risks creating a vicious circle that damps the economy in...

    9. July 14, 2016

      Greece’s island refugee camps strain under EU-Turkey deal deadlock

      Under a broiling midday sun, Mohammad, an Afghan refugee, helps serve small portions of rice and meat to headscarfed...

    10. July 7, 2016

      Killing of Nigerian asylum seeker in Italy sparks xenophobia concerns

      The brutal killing in Italy of a Nigerian asylum seeker, allegedly by a rightwing soccer hooligan, has crystallised...

    11. July 6, 2016

      I am young and I voted Leave — and there are no regrets

      I should not have voted for Brexit. As a twentysomething London-dwelling grandchild of immigrants, polling and...

    12. The Exchange

      July 6, 2016

      What to expect from the Nato summit in Warsaw

      Nato leaders gather in Warsaw this week at a time of great uncertainty and growing instability. Russia is once again a...

    13. July 5, 2016

      Austria and Hungary votes pose test for EU mainstream

      Europe faces the risk of further political setbacks this autumn after authorities in Hungary and Austria chose the same...

    14. July 2, 2016

      Turkey plans to offer citizenship to Syrian refugees

      Turkey is preparing to offer citizenship to Syrian refugees, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday in a move...

    15. June 29, 2016

      Moroccans warm to the potential of Paris

      Historical and geographical ties have long made France an important destination for Moroccans. A steady stream of...

    16. June 25, 2016

      The complicated coup to remove Jeremy Corbyn

      The plot to remove Jeremy Corbyn has kicked off. Ever since he became Labour leader last summer, there have been...

    17. June 24, 2016

      My fellow Americans, learn from Britain’s blunder

      In 1999 I moved to Britain as an economic migrant. The US academic market was already constricting so with some...

    18. June 24, 2016

      Labour leaders’ failure to listen led to defeat over Brexit

      Jamie Reed, the Labour MP for Copeland in Cumbria, nailed in a tweet the question the UK opposition party needs to ask...

    19. June 24, 2016

      Tension high over refugees despite Vienna’s history as a sanctuary

      In mid-April, rightwing extremists stormed a University of Vienna lecture hall where asylum-seekers from Afghanistan,...

    20. June 22, 2016

      European Border Guard project fails to secure right to intervene

      The EU’s new border guard will be unable to enter a country without the consent of that country’s government under a...

    21. June 16, 2016

      Sarkozy vows to push for Schengen overhaul

      Nicolas Sarkozy, the former French leader who is eyeing a presidential bid next year, has vowed to push for a new EU...

    22. June 16, 2016

      Nato to expand role in tackling refugee flows in Mediterranean

      Nato will take a more prominent role in handling the EU’s refugee crisis by expanding its presence across the...

    23. June 12, 2016

      Spain’s far-right seeks to break beyond political fringe

      In a half-deserted building near the centre of Madrid, dozens of people clutch their empty trolleys and patiently wait...

    24. June 10, 2016

      Fire at Sea — film review: ‘Misery and humanity’

      In the Italian documentary Fire at Sea, African migrants saved from a sinking boat off Lampedusa are wrapped, by...

    25. June 8, 2016

      Europe finally opens up to its neighbourhood

      Migration has become the overriding priority governing the EU’s relations with its neighbours. Two months on from the...

    26. June 8, 2016

      Viktor Orban of Hungary lashes out at ‘western elites’ running EU

      Viktor Orban has lashed out at the EU for having no democratic legitimacy, saying the bloc was run by “western elites”,...

    27. June 7, 2016

      Brussels bargains with Mideast and Africa for fix to migrant crisis

      Brussels is planning to dangle a host of incentives before Middle Eastern and African countries — from better trade...

    28. June 7, 2016

      Refugee crisis helps put Germany’s FDP back in the political game

      Germany’s decades-old liberal party is staging a comeback from its worst-ever electoral defeat as the country heads...

    29. June 3, 2016

      Australia’s points system is more liberal than you think

      What would you call an immigration system that permits one international migrant to enter a country every three...

    30. June 3, 2016

      MPs criticise government’s failure to expel foreign criminals

      The government’s failure to remove foreign criminals from Britain’s jails is undermining confidence in the immigration...

    31. June 2, 2016

      Germany helps refugees bridge language gap

      At an evening class in Frankfurt, 10 men and women are struggling with a challenge that has frustrated generations of...

    32. June 1, 2016

      Brexit camp should be clear about migration

      The call for Britain to take back control of its borders has become the rallying cry of the campaign to leave the EU....

    33. June 1, 2016

      Migrants forge new identities in old cities

      Global migration means millions of people are starting new lives in cities far removed from the places they were born,...

    34. May 31, 2016

      Ankara warns Berlin over dangers of ‘genocide’ vote

      Turkey warned Germany of broad damage to its bilateral relations if the Bundestag presses ahead this week with a motion...

    35. May 31, 2016

      Without German bank accounts, refugees are stuck in limbo

      When Anas Albasha arrived in Germany after fleeing Syria in late 2014, one of the first things he tried to do was open...

    36. May 30, 2016

      Migrants bring a profitable new era for shelter providers

      Raif Kuhirt’s mobile phone buzzes with news: some of his refugees have gone to Berlin City Hall to protest about the...

    37. May 29, 2016

      More than 700 migrants feared drowned off Libyan coast

      More than 700 migrants were feared dead following three shipwrecks off the Libyan coast in the past week. The deaths...

    38. May 29, 2016

      The real threat to Europe lies in the Aegean

      At the start of the year, the EU was paralysed by the prospect of three simultaneous, potentially destructive threats:...

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