# immigration

Migrants wait to be rescued by members of Proactiva Open Arms NGO in the Mediterranean Sea, some 12 nautical miles north of Libya, on October 4, 2016. At least 1,800 migrants were rescued off the Libyan coast, the Italian coastguard announced, adding that similar operations were underway around 15 other overloaded vessels. / AFP PHOTO / ARIS MESSINIS
Migrants wait to be rescued by members o […]

EU plans to take 50,000 refugees from Africa, Mideast

The EU has unveiled plans to take at least 50,000 refugees directly from Africa, the Middle East and Turkey to discourage migrant boats from making the risky Mediterranean crossing.
EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker will be speaking at the EU Parliament in Strasbourg on 9 September 2015. (to dpa "The situation of the Union: how to continue with Europe after the Bundestag election" of 12.09.2017) Photo: Patrick Seeger / dpa
EU Commission President Jean-Claude Junc […]

Juncker urges EU to use positive momentum to chart future direction

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has revealed his future "pathways" for the European Union after Brexit.
Migrants rescued from the Mediterranean on board the Aquarius, a boat belonging to the NGO Doctors Without Borders, off the Italian coast, 27 June 2017. Thousands of migrants were rescued over the last few days as they made their way from Libya to Italy. Photo: Lena Klimkeit/dpa
Migrants rescued from the Mediterranean […]

EU must not stop vulnerable migrants from leaving Libya, Oxfam warns

The European Union should not hinder migrants from leaving Libya, where they are often subject to torture, slave labour and sexual violence, international charity Oxfam warned Wednesday.