migrant crisis

EU report: Migrant transfers to Greece under asylum rules can restart

Greece's improved ability to register and process asylum seekers is a sign that a gradual return to EU asylum rules can start in March, the European Commission said Thursday.

Italy coastguard: more than 1,000 migrants saved, 16 bodies recovered

Some 1,022 people were saved and 16 bodies were recovered in recent migrant rescues on the Mediterranean, the Italian coastguard said Monday.

Merkel's CDU to toughen ayslum laws at party conference

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's signalled on Monday that her conservative Christian Democrats (CDU) will toughen their asylum stance when they meet for their annual party conference this week....

Two migrants die in Austria while hiding in freight train

Two migrants have died in Austria while hiding in a goods train, police said on Saturday.

European democracy damaged by migration crisis, says Hungary's Orban

European democracy is "tattered" because leading politicians failed to understand how their own people wanted the migration crisis handled, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said Friday.

Migrant count grows on eastern Greek Aegean islands

The number of migrants stranded on the eastern Greek Aegean Islands is still growing, the country's Migration Ministry said on Wednesday.

German court upholds fine against Pegida founder after refugee slurs

A court on Wednesday upheld a fine against the founder of Germany's anti-Islam movement Pegida for inciting hatred against foreigners by referring to refugees as "cattle," "garbage" and a "dirty...

German court rules against deporting refugee to Hungary

A German court ruled on Tuesday against the nation deporting an asylum seeker to Hungary because of the Central European state's "inhumane and degrading treatment" of refugees.

Winter cold hits Greece's exposed migrants

A sharp temperature drop in Greece raised concern that thousands of migrants exposed to the cold may flee their inadequate shelters and seek new protection in city streets, local media reported...

Eight migrants found dead off Malta, one in intensive care

Eight migrants died and one is intensive care in Malta after they were found in a floating dinghy between the Mediterranean island and Libya, according to press reports on Sunday.

PM says Slovenia protecting Schengen, will close border if necessary

If there is a new migrant wave along the Balkan route as last year, Slovenia will take every security measure and protect the external Schengen border, Prime Minister Miro Cerar told Maribor's...

Italy coastguard: More than 650 migrants rescued from Mediterranean

Some 658 migrants have been rescued following three interventions on the Mediterranean Sea stretching between Italy and North Africa, the Italian coastguard said Wednesday.

Italy coastguard: 8 bodies recovered, 1,400 saved from Mediterranean

Eight bodies have been recovered and about 1,400 people saved in Mediterranean Sea migrant rescues, the Italian coastguard said Tuesday.

Migrant killed by train while trying to cross Italy-Austria border

A migrant was killed overnight in the northern Italian province of South Tyrol while trying to board a train for Austria, the ANSA news agency reported Tuesday.

Mass brawl breaks out between migrants in Belgrade, one stabbed to death

One person was stabbed to death and two were seriously injured in a mass brawl that broke out between two groups of migrants in central Belgrade on Monday, Serbian police said.