migration deal

Fragile deal with Turkey depends on political determination, says EU

The success of a migration-stemming deal between the European Union and Turkey hinges on the "political determination" of all involved, the bloc's executive said Wednesday, noting that the progress achieved so far is "fragile."

More migrants returned to Turkey from Greece under EU-Ankara deal

An overall 220 migrants were returned to Turkey from Greece Friday, partially as part of a deal between the European Union and Turkey aimed at curbing migration movements.

German, Italian ministers envision migrant deals with Africa

The interior ministers of Italy and Germany suggested on Tuesday that the European Union could reach migration swap deals with North African countries similar to the bloc's agreement with Turkey.

First Syrian refugees arrive in Netherlands based on EU-Turkey deal

A group of 31 Syrian refugees were the first to arrive in Netherlands from Turkey as part of the EU's migration deal with Ankara, a Justice Ministry spokeswoman in The Hague said Tuesday.

Syrian refugee "swaps" between Turkey and the EU: How the deal works

The European Union took in the first batch of Syrian refugees from Turkey on Monday, under a deal struck with Ankara aimed at stemming migration flows into Europe, while more than 200 migrants were returned from Greece to Turkey.

First Syrian asylum seekers land in Germany after EU-Turkey deal

The first Syrian asylum seekers to enter the European Union legally directly from Turkey following the bloc's deal with Ankara landed in Hanover, Germany, on Monday.

Amnesty: Turkey deports 30 Afghan asylum seekers after EU deal

Turkish authorities deported 30 Afghan asylum seekers to Afghanistan, just after the European Union reached a deal with Turkey on stemming migration, Amnesty International said Wednesday, warning that the agreement places refugees at risk.

UNHCR reduces aid in Greece amid concerns about EU-Turkey deal

International aid organizations said Tuesday that they are reducing services on Greek islands because migrant reception centres have been turned into detention sites as part of the EU-Turkey migration deal.

The numbers behind the implementation of the EU-Turkey migration deal

The European Union is working on implementing a challenging new migration deal with Turkey that is mean to stem the flow of migrants trying to reach European shores.

EU-Turkey migration deal to curb Aegean crossings beginning Sunday

Turkey and the European Union struck a deal on Friday to stop the torrent of migrants crossing the Aegean Sea, declaring that those arriving on Greek shores can expect to be returned to Turkey beginning on March 20.

Turkish premier: EU-Turkey migration deal is "historic day"

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu welcomes the migration deal with the Euroepan Union as an "historic day."

EU, Turkey seal new migration deal due to take effect March 20

The European Union and Turkey agreed Friday on a contentious new deal to stem the flow of migrants across the Aegean Sea, with new arrivals to be returned from Greece to Turkey beginning March 20.

Lithuania: EU-Turkey migrant deal will be tested from Sunday

Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite says the new migration deal struck between Turkey and the European Union will go into effect on Sunday, when the first migrant returns from Greece to Turkey are expected to take place.

EU leaders back Turkey migrant deal, look to Davutoglu for approval

EU leaders gave their blessing Friday to a contentious new migration deal with Turkey, paving the way for the country's prime minister to consider granting his final approval.

EU leaders consider proposal for migrant deal after talks

EU leaders are considering a proposal for a migration deal with Turkey after negotiations with Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, an EU source says on condition of anonymity.

"Intense consultations" at EU-Turkey talks as NGOs slam migrant deal

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu was negotiating Friday a contentious new plan with the European Union aimed at stemming migrant flows, with a diplomat speaking of "intense consultations" while human rights group slammed the proposed deal.

Davutoglu confident of migration deal with EU ahead of talks

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu expressed confidence Friday that he could finalize a contentious new plan with the European Union aimed at stemming migration flows to Europe, as he arrived to hear the proposal agreed by the bloc's leaders.

EU, Turkey set for "not entirely easy" attempt to seal migration deal

The European Union and Turkey will attempt Friday to agree a contentious new plan to stem migration flows to Europe, in talks that German Chancellor Angela Merkel predicted would be "not entirely easy."

EU puts finishing touches to migration deal, Turkey to review Friday

EU leaders put the finishing touches to a contentious new plan to stem migration flows from Turkey to Europe, before submitting the document on Friday morning for consideration by Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu.

EU leaders have "Herculean" task to hammer out Turkey migration deal

EU leaders on Thursday kicked off difficult talks on a contentious plan to stem migration flows from Turkey to Europe, with several warning that a deal was uncertain.

What the EU-Turkey migration deal would entail

Turkey and the European Union are negotiating an ambitious

How the EU intends to make its migration deal with Turkey legal

Turkey and the European Union have sketched out a new plan to stem the flow of migrants and asylum seekers crossing the Aegean Sea, which they hope to finalize at a summit in Brussels on Thursday and Friday.

Cyprus threatens to veto part of EU-Turkey migration deal

Cyprus threatened Tuesday to veto part of a migration deal planned between the European Union and Turkey, arguing that Ankara has failed to fulfill past obligations related to its bid for EU member

Spain seeking changes to "unacceptable" EU-Turkey migration deal

Spain is seeking changes to a migration deal that the European Union is negotiating with Turkey, Foreign Minister Jose Manuel Garcia-Margallo says, expressing concern that the foreseen agreement violates international and European law.