Hungary’s parliament on Tuesday narrowly rejected a plan by Prime Minister Viktor Orban to ban the resettlement of migrants in the country, a setback for the maverick leader that could weaken him in his fight against EU migration policies. The proposed constitutional amendment won 131 votes in the 199-seat parliament, just short of the necessary […]
The international community must do more to address the issue of the nearly 75,000 Syrians stranded in the berm — the no-man’s land between the Jordanian and Syrian border, UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie Pitt said on Friday. “This is not a problem of Jordan’s making, or that Jordan should be left to bear alone. […]
Spain’s seaside city of Barcelona last week unveiled a large digital counter that will track the number of refugees who die in the Mediterranean, next to one of its popular beaches. “We are inaugurating this shame counter which will update all known victims who drowned in the Mediterranean in real time,” said Mayor Ada Colau. […]
German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday “firmly” rejected calls to reverse her welcoming stance toward refugees following a series of brutal attacks in the country. Merkel told reporters that the assailants “wanted to undermine our sense of community, our openness and our willingness to help people in need”. “We firmly reject this,” she said.
Hungary’s right-wing Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Tuesday described the arrival of asylum seekers in Europe as “a poison”, saying his country did not want or need “a single migrant”. “Hungary does not need a single migrant for the economy to work, or the population to sustain itself, or for the country to have a […]
A rash of attacks in Germany has emboldened political rivals of Chancellor Angela Merkel, blaming her liberal asylum policy for exposing the country to a shocking week of bloodshed. Four brutal assaults in Germany’s south, three of which were carried out by asylum seekers, have rattled Germans and revived a backlash against Merkel’s decision last […]
Bulgarian officials hope a new agreement with Turkey will prevent their country becoming the main land route for migrants heading to western Europe. The deal between the two countries is a result of another agreement between the EU and Turkey, reached in March, that aimed to slow down the number of people arriving into Europe […]