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A refugee sits on the rescue ship "Aquarius" in the Mediterranean Sea. The humanitarian aid organisation Doctors without borders and SOS Méditerranée rescue refugees that are denied entry to the European Union on all other routes, bringing them to Italy. Photo: Lena Klimkeit/dpa/archive
A refugee sits on the rescue ship "Aquar […]

Top EU leaders lay out plan to ID, grant asylum to migrants in Africa

Last year, Italy replaced Greece as the main destination for Europe-bound sea migrants. About 98,000 migrants have landed on its shores since the beginning of the year.
MEPs were given a joint statement by Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU, r-l), Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni, and French President Emmanuel Macron, in front of the sailing school "Goletta Palinuro" in Trieste, Italy. The meeting took place before the start of the summit of six Western Balkan states with several EU countries in the northern Italian city. ATTENTION: Only for editorial use in connection with the current reporting and only with copyright notice Photo: Guido Bergmann /dpa
MEPs were given a joint statement by Cha […]

Merkel and Macron pledge Italy help

The leaders of the largest two powers in the European Union – Germany and France – pledge to help Italy face a mass inflow of boat migrants from North Africa.
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