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Showing posts with label immigration. Show all posts
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Thursday, 25 June 2015

EU Leaders Scramble to Resolve Greek Debt Crisis

The European Union has two crucial issues on the agenda at its two-day summit underway in Brussels (Thursday-Friday), with migration and the Greek financial crisis still unresolved. Greece is perhaps the most pressing issue for the Europeans, as a June 30 deadline looms for Athens to pay its creditors or face a possible exit from the eurozone.

Monday, 15 June 2015

UN calls for better protection of migrants' rights

 The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein criticized Monday the international community for failing to protect the rights of migrants and called for European Union to open its doors.

Saturday, 13 June 2015

Kurds battle IS on Syria border as Turkey blocks refugees

Kurdish fighters pressed an offensive Saturday to capture a key Syrian border town from the Islamic State group, as Turkish forces sought to prevent thousands fleeing the fighting from crossing the frontier.

Monday, 11 May 2015

EU asks UN for help with migrant crisis

Migrants intercepted at sea will not "be sent back against their will", the European Union's foreign policy chief has told the UN Security Council, in the context of a proposed EU maritime operation against the growing wave of migrant smuggling from North Africa.

Saturday, 18 April 2015

Pope urges global response to migrant crisis

Pope Francis has urged the international community to act over a surge in the numbers of migrants attempting to reach Italy in dangerous sea crossings from north Africa.
The pontiff's appeal came at the end of a week in which more than 450 people are feared to have drowned in the Mediterranean.

Friday, 2 January 2015

EU vows to fight new tactics by migrant smugglers

The EU vowed Jan. 2 to fight people smugglers' new tactic of abandoning "ghost ships" full of migrants off European coasts.
      
The European Commission, the EU's executive arm, said it was "following closely the events surrounding" the crewless Ezadeen merchant ship which had drifted toward Italy's southern shores with 450 migrants aboard before Italian sailors took control of it Friday.

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