Friday

22nd Sep 2017

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UN says 2,850 EU-bound refugees drowned this year

The UNHCR Tuesday said 2,850 people died or vanished trying to cross the Mediterranean to Europe this year so far, while 381,412 made it over. Most (258,365) landed in Greece, followed by Italy (121,000), Spain (1,953), and Malta (94). Some 51% are from Syria, 15% from Afghanistan and 8% Eritrea.

Hungary and Poland defy EU authority

Hungary and Poland have said they "don't want a mixed population", amid a tug-of-war with the Commission on migrants and rule of law.

Quiet showdown in Barcelona

Thousands of Catalans have taken to the streets, in protest against the Spanish government's efforts to prevent the independence referendum. Both sides know that violence would go against their cause.

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The Merkelisation of Europe

Angela Merkel, the EU's most powerful leader, is running for a fourth time in Germany's election on Sunday. But what has changed in Europe over the 12 years of her chancellorship?

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