migrants

Serbia to receive additional EUR 4mn from EU for migrants

Serbia will receive an additional EUR 4 million in aid for migrants, European Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides announced in Belgrade on Saturday.

Slovenian interior minister says Geneva convention outdated

Slovenia will not let others run its asylum policy and mange its borders, and the Geneva convention on refugees is outdated, Interior Minister Vesna Gjerkes Znidar said in an interview with the...

Croatian, Serbian ministers of interior discuss migrants

Croatian Interior Minister Vlaho Orepic said on Thursday that he had agreed with his Serbian counterpart Nebojsa Stefanovic for the police chiefs of the two countries to meet and determine...

Somali refugee dead in Italy blaze

A Somali national died and two more suffered from smoke inhalation when a blaze broke in the Florence-area town of Sesto Fiorentino, Italian media reported Thursday.

Asylum seekers stage protest at Porin centre in Zagreb

A group of asylum seekers staged a protest outside the Porin asylum centre in Zagreb on Monday because the police allegedly had not taken any action following several incidents.

2 Bulgarians indicted for illegal trafficking of Afghanis through Croatia

Two Bulgarian nationals were indicted by the prosecutorial authorities in Sisak on Monday for having illegally transported 67 Afghan migrants in inhumane conditions in a van through Croatia in mid...

Migrants voluntarily leaving Germany hit 16-year high

The number of migrants leaving Germany voluntarily hit a 16-year high in 2016, as the number of migrants turned away at the border also increased sharply, according to media reports.

Nearly 20,000 migrants turned away at Germany's borders in 2016

German police are on track to turn away some 20,000 migrants this year at the country's borders, airports and sea ports, local media reported Wednesday.

Mediterranean deaths reach record 5,000 as smugglers adjust tactics

New, riskier tactics by people smugglers have pushed the number of migrant deaths in the Mediterranean to a new record of more than 5,000 this year, UN organizations said Friday in Geneva.

Pahor to run for second term, hopes for stronger cooperation with Croatia

Slovenia's President Borut Pahor said on Wednesday that he would run for a second term at the presidential election next year and that he would like to strengthen cooperation and mutual trust with...

Investigative custody set for Bulgarian people smugglers

Two Bulgarians arrested near Novska on Saturday night for trying to smuggle 67 Afghan migrants in inhumane conditions have been placed in investigative custody, the state prosecutor's office has...

Illegal migrants found in lorry east of Zagreb recovering well, 2 Bulgarians arrested

Most of 67 illegal migrants found in a lorry on the motorway near the eastern Croatian town of Novska on Saturday evening are men aged 15-20, and there are also two children aged 10-12, Health...

Dozens of migrants found hidden in lorry on motorway east of Zagreb

Over 50 migrants were found hidden in a cargo vehicle with foreign licence plates near Novska, 90 kilometres east of Zagreb on Saturday night, when traffic police stopped the lorry driving along...

Commissioner Avramopoulos: Balkan migrant route currently stable

EU Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship Dimitris Avramopoulos on Friday in Ljubljana underscored the importance of the Western Balkans for controlling the migration flows.

Gov't, parliament, president must see to cooperation with emigrants, says Croatian PM

Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic said on Friday it was very important that the government, parliament, the president and all ministries took into account the contribution of Croatian emigrants and...