Migration

Juncker Proposes Massive Increase in European Border Force and Partnership with Africa

European Commission President Jean Claude Juncker, in his State of the Union address last week, called for increasing the European…

“Compact with Africa” Initiative Takes Aim at Roots of Mediterranean Migration Crisis

Barca walla barzakh – Barcelona or death – became a rallying cry for thousands of young Senagalese seeking new life…

New EU Migration Plan Aims to Speed Up Claims Processing & Create Deals with Countries of Origin

Europe has a new blueprint for dealing with the waves of refugees and other migrants from Africa and the Middle…

Multilateral Agreement Between EU Members States Saves Migrants on Rescue Vessel MV Aquarius

A collective sigh of relief echoed among nonprofit workers and the 141 migrants aboard the MV Aquarius last week after…

Spanish and German Leaders Meet As Their Bilateral Migration Agreement Comes Into Force

On August 11, German Chancellor Angela Merkel travelled to Southwestern Spain to meet with Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez. The…

Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité: France’s National Motto, Now Codified, Safeguards Humanitarianism

In a landmark decision last month, France’s Constitutional Council ruled that “fraternity is a constitutional principle”, thus grounding in law…

While Migration to Europe Subsides, Spain Sees Summer Spike

When the massive red hull of the Aquarius arrived in Valencia last month, the 630 migrants on board – hailing…

Portugal’s Vitorino to Become Next Head of the International Organisation for Migration

In what has become the latest in a string of high profile, international roles to go to a Southern European,…

EU Leaders Find Consensus at Crucial June Summit on Migration

As the night sky over Brussels hinted at the coming dawn, bloc leadership emerged from the EU Council summit early…

European Member States Seek Consensus Over Refugee Burden Sharing at Highly-Anticipated June Summit

As days stretch long across Europe and spring gives way to the warmth and brilliance of summer, European nations on…
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