asylum-seekers

Police: Germany investigating 60 asylum seekers for terrorist links

German authorities are investigating 60 asylum seekers in the country on suspicion of belonging to or supporting terrorist organizations including Islamic State, the Federal Criminal Police Office...

Six-fold spike in number of unaccompanied minors arriving in Germany

The number of unaccompanied minors applying for asylum in Germany has rocketed, according to a government response to a parliamentary information request, with applications up six-fold in the...

Austria rejects EU proposal on jobs for asylum seekers

The EU should not give asylum seekers access to labour markets as this would attract additional migrants, Austrian Interior Minister Wolfgang Sobotka said in an interview published Thursday,...

First group of relocated migrants welcomed in Zagreb

Interior Minister Vlaho Orepic and the head of the European Commission Representation to Croatia, Branko Baricevic, welcomed the first group of migrants outside the Porin reception centre for...

Danish police start to seize cash from asylum seekers under new law

A controversial Danish law allowing authorities to seize assets from asylum seekers was implemented for the first time this week, police said Thursday.

Asylum applications in the EU dropped in first three months of 2016

The number of people who filed first-time asylum applications in the European Union dropped to 287,085 in the first three months of this year, new data released on Thursday showed, with Germany...

Current migration border controls in Europe's Schengen area

Several European countries reintroduced border controls in response to the surge of migrants and asylum seekers that overwhelmed their systems last year.

EU seeks to force member states to take in asylum seekers or pay fees

EU member states would in future be obliged to take in asylum seekers from overburdened countries in the bloc or else pay hefty fees, under proposals issued Wednesday to shake up asylum rules...

Hundreds protest in Australia against detention of asylum seekers

About 400 people protested in the Australian city of Melbourne Saturday against the offshore detention of asylum seekers, a news report said, as the future of the detention centre on Papua New...

EU Commission wants to shake up bloc's asylum rules, official says

The European Union's executive is due this week to lay out options aimed at ensuring a better distribution of refugees across the bloc, after its asylum system broke down last year amid a...

Athens to vote on asylum bill for return of refugees to Turkey

The Greek parliament is set to vote on a bill Friday readying its asylum system for the planned return of thousands of asylum seekers to Turkey, under a deal struck between the European Union and...

Norway stops deportation of asylum seekers to Russia

Norway said Monday it will not deport any more asylum seekers to Russia, noting that Russian authorities are contradicting the European Convention on Human Rights and immediately returning Syrians...

Somali asylum-seeker arrested in Italy for incitement to terrorism

A Somali imam has been arrested on charges of spreading Islamist propaganda among fellow asylum seekers hosted in a reception centre, Italian police said Wednesday.

EU saw record 1.2 million first-time asylum applications last year

More than 1.2 million people filed first-time asylum applications in the European Union last year, a record for the 28-country bloc, its statistics agency said Friday.

Three asylum seekers first to be convicted over Cologne attacks

Two asylum seekers tried in connection with a series of crimes in Cologne on New Year's Eve have been handed suspended sentences for theft, and a third has been put on probation, a court spokesman...