Elena Becatoros, Associated Press Updated 4:02 am CDT, Wednesday, March 20, 2019 FILE - In this Wednesday May 2, 2018 file photo, children play at a makeshift refugee camp outside Moria on the northeastern Aegean island of Lesbos, Greece. European governments breathed a sigh of relief as the European Union reached a deal with Turkey designed to stop hundreds of thousands of refugees and migrants heading into the heart of Europe. For many of those who had fled war, hunger and poverty hoping for a bright future on the continent, the deal shattered their dreams. less FILE - In this Wednesday May 2, 2018 file photo, children play at a makeshift refugee camp outside Moria on the northeastern Aegean island of Lesbos, Greece. European governments breathed a sigh of relief as ... more Photo: Petros Giannakouris, AP … [Read more...] about 3 years on, what’s become of the EU-Turkey migration deal?
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Updated 6:20 pm CST, Thursday, December 6, 2018 FILE - In this Wednesday, May 2, 2018 file photo, children play inside the Moria refugee camp on the northeastern Aegean island of Lesbos, Greece. Human rights and migrant welfare groups are urging Greece to scrap its part of a deal between the European Union and Turkey, designed to reduce unchecked migration to Europe from the east. In a statement Thursday, Dec. 6 20 groups sharply criticized the winter living conditions in Greece's eastern Aegean island migrant camps, where asylum-seekers are held under the 2016 agreement. The statement called for all camp residents to be moved to mainland Greece or other EU countries. less FILE - In this Wednesday, May 2, 2018 file photo, children play inside the Moria refugee camp on the northeastern Aegean island of Lesbos, Greece. Human rights and migrant welfare groups are urging Greece to ... more Photo: Petros … [Read more...] about Rights groups urge Greece to scrap EU-Turkey migrant deal
Aritz Parra and Barry Hatton, Associated Press Updated 10:30 am PDT, Tuesday, September 25, 2018 FILE - In a Aug. 15, 2018 file photo, the Aquarius rescue ship enters the harbor of Senglea, Malta. Spain’s maritime rescue service said Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018 that it rescued more than 400 people from 15 small boats, most of them off the country’s southern coast, while humanitarian groups lamented that the sole private rescue boat operating near the deadly central Mediterranean human trafficking route risked being put out of action by Italy’s anti-migrant leaders. less FILE - In a Aug. 15, 2018 file photo, the Aquarius rescue ship enters the harbor of Senglea, Malta. Spain’s maritime rescue service said Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018 that it rescued more than 400 people from 15 ... more Photo: Rene Rossignaud, AP Refugees and migrants carry their belongings after they disembark from a ferry, at … [Read more...] about 5 EU countries reach deal to end limbo of rescued migrants
VIENNA (Reuters) - Italian Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini denied on Friday having reached a deal with Germany to take back migrants who had already applied for asylum in Italy, saying he wanted more concessions from Berlin. German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer announced on Thursday he had secured an accord with Italy over the issue on the back of similar deals with Greece and Spain. Earlier this year Chancellor Angela Merkel's government almost collapsed because of a row over migration and border controls. Ever since, it has pressed southern EU states to take back asylum seekers previously registered in these countries. Seehofer told the German parliament on Thursday that he expected to sign the Italian deal shortly, but Salvini cautioned on Friday that he wasn't ready to put his name to the accord. "My signature is still not there because I'm waiting for further clarification," Salvini said following a conference on migration and security hosted by Austria in Vienna. … [Read more...] about Italy hesitates over refugee deal with Germany, seeks concessions
By Jörn Poltz KIEFERSFELDEN, Germany (Reuters) – Near the quiet Bavarian village of Kiefersfelden, cars and trucks can be seen waiting in long lines to cross the border between Austria and Germany. Under the Alps, police conduct random searches of vehicles before waving them on. These days, there are few stowaways. It’s a far cry from three years ago. At the height of the civil war in Syria, Chancellor Angela Merkel threw Germany’s doors wide open and thousands of migrants and asylum seekers entered the country each day through the rich state of Bavaria. But the doors could be about to slam shut again if European Union leaders fail to settle differences over the bloc’s system for taking in migrants at a summit in Brussels on Thursday and Friday. If there is no deal, Bavaria’s Christian Social Union (CSU), which is part of Merkel’s coalition government, has threatened to start refusing entry at the border to migrants who have already registered … [Read more...] about Business as usual on German border as EU seeks migrants deal