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      Nato sends warships to Aegean to aid people-smuggling crackdown

      Nato is sending warships to the Aegean to help Greece and Turkey crack down on people-smugglers bringing migrants to...

    2. February 10, 2016

      Deportation plan threatens Ankara deal

      The EU is attempting to clear a legal path for Greece to routinely send asylum seekers back to Turkey, in a move that...

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    1. February 9, 2016

      Brussels to turn up heat on Greece over migrant crisis

      Brussels is to press Athens to improve conditions for asylum seekers in the hope of making it easier for other EU...

    2. February 9, 2016

      We should engage with xenophobes, not silence them

      Mainstream politicians across Europe face serious challenges from populist and xenophobic parties. How should they...

    3. February 8, 2016

      Aleppo’s agony will test the resolve of Europe

      With each day that passes, Europe’s migrant crisis deepens. In the past few weeks, EU governments have tried and failed...

    4. February 8, 2016

      Help refugees into work to solve the integration problem

      Over the past year, hundreds of thousands of people displaced by conflict in the Middle East have been welcomed into...

    5. February 8, 2016

      Refugee camps could come to England, warns Cameron

      Downing Street was accused of “scaremongering” on Monday after it claimed that thousands of refugees in camps in Calais...

    6. February 6, 2016

      EU plans to send more border guards to Macedonia-Greece border

      EU member states have hammered out details of a controversial plan to send more border guards and even troops to...

    7. February 5, 2016

      Britain still has an important role to play in Europe

      Let’s be frank: David Cameron was never going to achieve a fundamental restructuring of Britain’s relationship with the...

    8. February 5, 2016

      Germany vows to speed up refugee processing

      Germany on Friday announced plans to accelerate the processing of asylum claims to deal with an “unacceptable” backlog...

    9. February 5, 2016

      Frustrated by Germany, Iraqi migrants beat a path back home

      Asu Hassan is throwing in the towel. Frustrated by bureaucratic hold-ups, money troubles and months spent living in an...

    10. February 4, 2016

      Immigration curbs take shine off Nordic reputation for tolerance

      Danish moves to confiscate asylum seekers’ cash and jewellery; Norwegian officials deporting migrants over a freezing...

    11. February 4, 2016

      World leaders pledge billions in aid for Syria

      World leaders gathered in London on Thursday pledged billions of dollars in aid for refugees fleeing Syria’s civil war,...

    12. February 4, 2016

      Angela Merkel’s open door has harmed those it was meant to help

      Rescuing those displaced by conflict is a basic international responsibility. In Syria there are 11m such people....

    13. February 3, 2016

      Germany to limit north African asylum seekers

      Angela Merkel’s government has backed plans to curb the number of asylum seekers coming to Germany from Tunisia,...

    14. February 3, 2016

      France warns of €100bn EU border control hit

      France has warned that traffic jams and red tape caused by the reintroduction of border controls within the EU would...

    15. February 3, 2016

      Cameron’s EU deal: what the UK has — and has not — secured

      David Cameron is claiming that his draft EU deal delivers the “substantial change” he wanted to see in Britain’s...

    16. February 2, 2016

      Bring our elites closer to the people

      In the opening contests of the 2016 race for the White House, Ted Cruz, a Republican candidate described as a...

    17. February 1, 2016

      Jordan seeks international aid in deal over Syrian refugees

      Jordan is prepared to allow tens of thousands of Syrians to work in the kingdom, the country’s prime minister said, if...

    18. January 31, 2016

      Macedonia struggles to hold back migrants to the EU

      In an empty ex-Yugoslav army barracks in Macedonia’s Vardar valley, an enormous 1960s telephone terminal sits unplugged...

    19. January 29, 2016

      Renzi-Merkel affair turns to partnership of convenience

      The high point in Angela Merkel’s relationship with Matteo Renzi may have come a year ago, when the youthful Italian...

    20. January 29, 2016

      There is something rotten in the state of Denmark

      The Danish parliament this week approved by a substantial majority new legislation on asylum, including the “jewellery...

    21. January 28, 2016

      Germany moves to toughen refugee rules

      Germany is to bar many refugees in the country from bringing in their families for at least a year, in a tough policy...

    22. January 28, 2016

      Greece cannot become a holding pen for migrants

      Europe’s Schengen system permitting passport-free travel across 26 countries is on the brink of collapse. Following the...

    23. January 28, 2016

      Hard-headed humanity can save Angela Merkel

      Angela Merkel wants to save Europe. She must first save herself. The German chancellor’s lodestar is unity within the...

    24. January 27, 2016

      Germany angry at Russian claims over abducted girl

      Germany has reacted angrily to an intervention by the Russian foreign minister into the case of a 13-year-old ethnic...

    25. January 27, 2016

      EU threatens to reimpose Greek border controls

      Brussels warned Greece on Wednesday it faced suspension from the EU’s passport-free travel zone unless it addressed...

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      January 26, 2016

      Brussels Briefing: Greece and Schengen

      This is the Tuesday edition of our new Brussels Briefing. To receive it every morning in your email in-box, sign up...

    27. January 25, 2016

      Migrants fear their luck running out at Macedonia’s border

      Gevgelija is sometimes referred to as “the Macedonian Las Vegas” for the casinos that have sprung up just across the...

    28. January 25, 2016

      Athens hits back at EU plan to isolate Greece over migrants

      Greece has hit back at European proposals for tightened security on its northern border with Macedonia, describing the...

    29. January 25, 2016

      Germans losing patience with Angela Merkel’s migrant policy

      Angela Merkel threw open Germany’s doors to desperate migrants this summer with a historic welcome. But after more than...

    30. January 25, 2016

      Greek debt is the key to the refugee crisis

      The EU has faced two major crises over the past six months — one involving the euro, the other involving refugees. By...

    31. January 24, 2016

      Migrants are desperate to get to Europe — just not France

      Camp in Calais From his freezing polythene and wooden shack on an icy verge in Calais’ migrant camp, Ahmed has a...

    32. January 24, 2016

      Cameron considers taking Calais children

      Camp in Calais Britain could accept up to 3,000 unaccompanied refugee children under proposals being considered by...

    33. January 22, 2016

      EU considers ringfencing Greece to stop flow of migrants

      EU leaders are weighing a drastic plan to staunch the influx of asylum-seekers by blocking their passage into...

    34. January 22, 2016

      Europe’s migrant crisis: the scramble for solutions

      The refugee crisis has left the EU scrambling to come up with solutions to cope with the biggest influx of migrants...

    35. January 22, 2016

      Free Lunch: The refugee resource

      A problem you should be happy to have The great question tearing at Europe’s soul remains whether it can stay true to...

    36. January 22, 2016

      Draghi confident on Europe’s migrants crisis

      Mario Draghi has said he is confident European leaders can agree a solution to the region’s refugee crisis and help...

    37. January 21, 2016

      The aristocratic rebel challenging Merkel’s refugee policy

      Christian von Stetten does not immediately comes across as a rebel. The conservative German MP is the scion of an...

    38. January 21, 2016

      EU told it has 6 weeks to save Schengen border-free travel

      Mark Rutte, the Dutch prime minister, has warned that the EU has “six to eight weeks” to save the Schengen system of...

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