Thursday

24th Aug 2017

Ticker

EU accused of new low in deterring refugees

Human Rights Watch, an NGO, says the EU is piling on political pressure to ensure that vulnerable migrants, such as people with disabilities, remain stuck on the Greek islands. Migrants that make it to mainland Greece, and are deemed vulnerable, can't be sent away to Turkey. The NGO, in a statement, described the EU pressure as "another low in its efforts to deter new refugees."

Opinion

Refugees in limbo on Greek island

Out of sight and out of space: a volunteer documents the conditions, and the state of limbo experienced by refugees on the Greek island of Chios.

Opinion

Managing migration: a European responsibility

"The EU now needs to bring its weight to bear, to ensure non-EU countries cooperate on taking back their nationals arriving as economic migrants", writes migration commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos.

News in Brief

  1. Macron slams EU posted workers rules
  2. Germany asks EU to strengthen foreign takeover rules
  3. Poll shows tight race in Norway's upcoming elections
  4. Air Berlin insolvency talks begin amid 'stitch-up' accusation
  5. EU calls on Serbia and Macedonia to remain calm
  6. Schulz wants US to remove nuclear weapons from Germany
  7. Ukraine and Russia to announce another ceasefire
  8. EU to investigate Monsanto-Bayer merger

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