Friday

20th Oct 2017

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Germans urged not to fear refugees

German interior minister Thomas de Maiziere has urged people not to have a "general suspicion" that refugees are a terrorist threat, despite "isolated cases" of violence. He spoke on Monday on German radio after separate attacks carried out by one Afghan and one Syrian asylum seeker over the weekend. But Joachim Herrmann, the interior minister of the Bavarian region, said the influx of refugees posed a "real threat".

Analysis

May on mission impossible in Brussels

UK prime minister called on other EU leaders to "step forward together", but she has almost nothing to offer them except the threat of walking away.

EU seeks to shut down Libya sea route

EU leaders are aiming to reach a consensus on the Dublin asylum reforms by early next year, announced European Council chief Donald Tusk. But first, they want to shut down the Central Mediterranean route from Libya.

MEPs: EU migrant quotas do have a future

The EU Parliament's lead negotiator on the Dublin rule, a key asylum regulation that has sparked a political clash among EU states, is now demanding for an automatic and permanent relocation scheme.

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