Italy: Don't want to take migrants? Then you pay

2016-05-05 20:03

A top aide to Italian Premier Matteo Renzi says Rome supports a proposal by the European Union's executive to fine nations for refusing migrants they are supposed to accept

EU to move on ending visas for Turkish citizens

2016-05-03 19:29

The EU is set to move on lifting visa requirements for Turkish citizens, part of a widely criticised deal to get Turkey to stop migrants trying to enter Greece.

Italy to start fingerprinting migrants at sea

2016-04-28 10:07

Italy is to introduce the fingerprinting of migrants crossing the Mediterranean as soon as they are picked up by rescue boats, officials say.

Libya unity government seeks EU accord on migrants

2016-04-23 09:00

Libya's Vice President Ahmed Maetig has expressed hope that the European Union will enter into an agreement with his country similar to that between the EU and Turkey restricting the flow of migrants to Europe.

London mayor accuses Barack Obama of hypocrisy

2016-04-16 22:00

London Mayor Boris Johnson has accused US President Barack Obama of hypocrisy for supporting those who want Britain to stay in the European Union

Italian FM visits Libya

2016-04-12 22:59

Italy's foreign minister has visited the Libyan capital of Tripoli in a show of support for UN-backed unity government.

Brussels bomber had job at European Parliament

2016-04-07 06:35

One of two ISIS jihadists who blew themselves up at Brussels airport briefly worked as a cleaner at the European Parliament several years ago, the EU body says.

WATCH: Lagarde sees political dangers with tepid economy

2016-04-06 15:01

The global economy is beset by an array of political risks at a time when growth is at best mediocre, says IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde.

Greece: Pause in deportations, asylum claims mount

2016-04-05 17:57

Thousands of people being held in migrant detention camps with the prospect of deportation to Turkey have applied for asylum, Greek authorities say.

Turkey building 'centres' for migrants returned under EU deal

2016-04-02 13:42

Turkey has begun work on two centres to process Syrian and other migrants after they return from Greece under a deal with the EU which comes into force next week.


EU backs Turkey visa-free travel, fines for refusing refugees

2016-05-04 20:10

The EU has given conditional backing to visa-free travel for Turks and unveiled an overhaul of its asylum system under which member states that refuse to take a quota of refugees will be fined.

EU says Greece making 'incredible effort' on migrants

2016-04-28 16:02

Greece is making an "incredible" effort to tackle the EU's migration crisis following a controversial deal with Turkey, European Commission vice president Frans Timmermans says.

Obama calls for strong, united Europe

2016-04-25 17:01

US President Barack Obama has made an impassioned plea for European unity in the face of rising populism and scepticism, warning this was a "defining moment" for the continent.

Poland primeval forest plan complaint lodged

2016-04-19 22:02

Environmental groups have lodged a complaint with the European Commission over a Polish government plan for extensive logging in Europe's last primeval forest.

Pope shows Europe a migrant lesson

2016-04-16 15:35

Pope Francis has given Europe a lesson in how to treat refugees by bringing 12 Syrian Muslims to Italy aboard his charter plane after an emotional visit to the hard-hit Greek island of Lesbos.

'We love you' but you've got to go, Greece tells migrants

2016-04-08 15:53

Greece plans to tell thousands of migrants that it "loves" them to persuade them to willingly evacuate a huge makeshift camp at the port of Piraeus.

Fake IDs vital for terror networks

2016-04-06 17:01

Your lost or stolen passport may have found a new life in the shady underworld of a crime gang or in the pocket of a terrorist plotting an attack, like the strikes in Paris or the Brussels bombings.

EU citizens spend over $27bn a year on dope

2016-04-05 19:05

A European Union report says the bloc's citizens spend over $27bn on drugs and 1% of adults use cannabis on an almost daily basis.

Massive logistics operation to implement EU-Turkey migrant deal

2016-04-04 22:38

An enormous and complex logistical operation involving thousands of EU and other officials has been launched to ship migrants from Greece back to Turkey under a controversial accord between Brussels and Ankara.

Mali 'terrorist' on the run

2016-03-22 22:34

Security forces in Mali are hunting a fugitive gunman wounded in a failed attack on the headquarters of the European Union's military training mission in the capital.

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