refugee crisis

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, which went into effect at midnight...

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...

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 the European Union had "a real chance...

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 refugee crisis, a government spokesman said on...

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 a controversial deal with Turkey on...

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 aimed at stemming the flow of migrants...

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 Minister Angelino Alfano, while noting...

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 route into Europe amid the continent's...

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 of asylum seekers remained stranded...

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 "true moral voice."

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, European Parliament President Martin Schulz...

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.

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 the situation there cannot persist...

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 region by closed borders.