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Migrant flow to Greece continues despite start of EU-Turkey deal

The number of migrants reaching Greece hasn't abated, despite an agreement reached between the EU and Turkey to help stem the flow of people entering Europe,...

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." "We today realized that Turkey and the EU...

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...

Merkel sees EU summit as "real chance" to end Europe's refugee crisis

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday called for EU leaders this week to agree to more aid for Turkey to help accommodate millions of refugees, saying...

Merkel refuses to alter migration course after election thrashing

Election losses for Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU) in three German state elections will not change her course of action in the...

Hollande warns against concessions to seal EU-Turkey migration plan

French President Francois Hollande said Saturday after meeting with Social Democrats from across Europe that the bloc should not rush to concessions to strike...

EU leaders seek to seal contentious migration deal with Turkey

Another week, another summit: 10 days after their last meeting, EU leaders will gather in Brussels on Thursday in the hope of striking a deal with Turkey...

Italy, Albania working to prevent new migration route, minister says

Italy is working with Albania to prevent migrant flows from diverting through their countries now that the Balkan route is shuttered, says Italian Interior...

Balkan states close off main migration route to Northern Europe

Slovenia clamped down its borders to migrants Wednesday, setting off a wave of similar responses from other countries along what has been the main migration...

Rights groups slam EU-Turkey migration plan as Balkan borders close

A plan by the European Union and Turkey aimed at tackling migration flows came under fierce criticism from human rights advocates on Tuesday, even as thousands...

Merkel is "moral voice" in refugee crisis, UN's Ban Ki-moon says

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday praised German Chancellor Angela Merkel's role in the refugee crisis, describing her as the world's "...

Turkey seeks extra 3 billion euros in EU migration aid

Turkey has demanded an additional 3 billion euros (3.3 billion dollars) from the European Union by 2018, in return for help in tackling migration flows,...

Leaders weigh in on EU-Turkey dilemma of stemming migration flows

Leaders from the EU and Turkey are grappling for a joint response to the migration surge into Europe at a summit in Brussels. The talks have been...

Humanitarian crisis unfolding at Greek-Macedonian border, warns UN

A humanitarian crisis is unfolding among the refugees massed at Greece's border with Macedonia, warned a representative of the UN refugee agency Sunday, saying...

Greek governor wants to declare state of emergency over migrants

The governor of Greece's Central Macedonia province has said he would like to declare a state of emergency over the thousands of migrants stranded in the...

EU issues 95 million euros in Turkey refugee aid under migration deal

The European Union said Friday that it is ready to hand over 95 million euros (104 million dollars) in refugee aid for Turkey, under a deal that...

Hollande, Merkel say solution to migration crisis must be European

French and German leaders said Friday that they were committed to securing Europe's external borders to control the flow of people fleeing their homes and...

NGO: Migration chaos in Greece "direct result" of border closures

Chaotic scenes at Greece's border with Macedonia, where thousands of migrants are stranded, are a "direct result" of border closures across Europe and Austria'...

Macedonian police fire tear gas at migrants storming border fence

Macedonian police fired tear gas at hundreds of migrants after they stormed a metal fence along the border with Greece on Monday, as refugees were blocked from...

Serbian security services, army on alert over migrant crisis

The Serbian army, police and all security and intelligence services are on the alert and it has been recommended to President Tomislav Nikolic to...

PM urges Slovenians not to fear migrants

Slovenia is a safe country and citizens need not be afraid of migrants, Prime Minister Miro Cerar said on Saturday in response to protests held in recent weeks...

Oreskovic says Croatia will protect its national interests in migrant crisis

Now that Austria has introduced a restrictive regime for refugee reception, Croatia will protect its national interests, but emphasis should be put on finding...

Merkel, Tsipras and Hollande to discuss refugee crisis in Brussels

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Francois Hollande and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras are meeting in Brussels on Friday to discuss the...

Karamarko, Orban talk Croatia-Hungary relations, refugee crisis

Croatian First Deputy Prime Minister Tomislav Karamarko and Hungarian PM Viktor Orban held talks in Brussels on Thursday, discussing Croatian-Hungarian...

Austria prepares "massive" border controls in case of migration surge

Austria is planning to introduce significantly stricter controls along its entire southern border in case rising numbers of migrants arrive via the Balkans in...

Croatian FM: EU needs to find common solution to migrant crisis

European Union member states should find a European solution to the migrant crisis and turn the good intentions into a common policy, Croatian Foreign Minister...

Berlin: Germany and France in agreement on refugee policy

The German government rejected Monday any suggestion of a rift between Berlin and Paris over refugee policy. French Prime Minister Manuel Valls ruled out on...

Without work permits, Syrian refugees vow to leave Turkey for Europe

Each morning Mansour al-Isa waits by a dirt mound at the side of a dusty road along with more than a dozen other Syrian refugees, hoping someone will need an...

Grabar-Kitarovic says real causes of refugee crisis finally discussed

The real problems and causes of the refugee crisis were finally discussed at the Munich Security Conference, Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic...

Merkel seeks international support for refugee plan ahead of vote

German Chancellor Angela Merkel travels to Brussels at the end of the week for a key summit of European leaders with much at stake. Her quest for a fourth term...

Europe's refugee crisis rivals tragedy of Holocaust, director says

Europe's refugee crisis is one of the greatest human tragedies since the Holocaust, Italian director Gianfranco Rosi said ahead of the premiere at the Berlin...

Slovenian PM says cooperation with Croatia improving

Cooperation with Croatia in the refugee-migrant crisis was very problematic when it began last year but has markedly improved with Croatia's new government,...

Amal and George Clooney discuss refugee crisis with Merkel

Hollywood star and political activist George Clooney and his wife Amal, a human rights lawyer, met German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday to discuss the...

NATO to mull role in migration crisis, fight against Islamic State

NATO defence ministers are due Wednesday to discuss a possible role for the alliance in managing the migration crisis at two-day talks that will also...

Berlin, Ankara decry Aleppo strikes, seek NATO role in refugee crisis

Russia and human traffickers share in the Syrian government's blame for the misery affecting that nation, said German and Turkish leaders as they met in Ankara...

Forty per cent of Germans want Merkel to resign over refugee crisis

About 40 per cent of Germans think that Chancellor Angela Merkel should resign as a result of her handling of the refugee crisis, according to a poll published...

New FM says will mend relations with neighbours

The newly-appointed Minister of Foreign and European Affairs, Miro Kovac, said on Thursday that he would start mending relations with neighbouring countries,...

Karamarko says Croatia won't be dead end in migrant crisis

First Deputy Prime Minister Tomislav Karamarko said on Saturday that Croatia would not be a "dead end" in the current migrant crisis and that it would act the...

Russian media uses German refugee crisis for propaganda purposes

Does the Russian media know more than the German police? "Ethnic Russians attack refugee shelter in Germany," the Moscow-based tabloid Sovershenno Sekretno (...

EU failed in the refugee crisis, humanitarian organization says

The European Union (EU) and European governments collectively failed at handling the refugee crisis in 2015, Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said Tuesday in a...

HDZ: Croatia will close its borders to refugees if necessary

If Slovenia and Austria close their borders to refugees, Croatia will have to do the same, the secretary for international relations of the ruling Croatian...

EU's Juncker scolds Renzi as Italy obstructs Turkey refugee aid

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi should stop gratuitously criticizing the European Union, one of the bloc's top officials said Friday, amid mounting...
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