19th Mar 2018


Migrant children stuck in Greek prisons

The number of unaccompanied migrant minors in Greek prisons, instead of protective shelters, has jumped from two last November to 117 today, the US-based NGO Human Rights Watch has warned. "Dozens of vulnerable children are locked in dirty, crowded police cells ... in some cases with unrelated adults," the NGO said, calling on Athens to "end this abusive practice" in a letter to migration policy minister Yiannis Mouzalas.

'Decisive step' in Brexit ahead of EU summit

The UK and the EU have reached a legal agreement on citizens' rights and the financial settlement, but with still little progress on the future of the Irish border.


Moria refugee camp is no place for people

Two years on from the highly-controversial EU-Turkey deal, many thousands of refugees are still trapped on Greek islands. One of them offers an open invitation to EU leaders to see their inhospitable conditions at the Moria refugee camp on Lesbos.


Selmayr case symptomatic, says EU novel author

The controversy over the new EU Commission top civil servant is revealing of what is wrong with EU institutions and how they are blocked by national governments, says award-winning Austrian novelist Robert Menasse.

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