# Migration

ARCHIV - Die Fahnen von Rumänien (2.v.r) und Bulgarien (2.v.l) wehen am 25.04.2005 in Sofia (Bulgarien) neben Flaggen der EU. Bulgarien übernimmt unter seiner Staatsdevise «Einigkeit macht stark» am 1. Januar 2018 erstmals den halbjährlichen EU-Ratsvorsitz. (zu dpa «Balkanland Bulgarien übernimmt 2018 die EU-Ratspräsidentschaft» vom 27.12.2017) Foto: epa Vassil Donev/EPA/dpa +++(c) dpa - Bildfunk+++
ARCHIV - Die Fahnen von Rumänien (2.v.r […]

Bulgaria takes over rotating EU presidency

Bulgaria has taken up the rotating six-month EU Council presidency with focus on Balkans.
Migrants wait to be rescued by the Aquarius rescue ship run by non-governmental organisations (NGO) "SOS Mediterranee" and "Medecins Sans Frontieres" (Doctors Without Borders) in the Mediterranean Sea, 30 nautic miles from the Libyan coast, on August 2, 2017. Photo: Angelos Tzortzinis / AFP
Migrants wait to be rescued by the Aquar […]

‘10,000 refugees’ to be relocated from Libya to EU in 2018

Up to 10,000 people stranded in refugee camps and detention centres in Libya could be relocated to Europe in 2018, the Italian government has said.
Migrants wait to be rescued by a rescue ship run by NGO "SOS Mediterranee" and "Medecins Sans Frontieres" (Doctors Without Borders) in the Mediterranean Sea, 30 nautical miles from the Libyan coast, on August 2, 2017. Photo: Angelos Tzortzinis / AFP
Migrants wait to be rescued by a rescue […]

Migrants dying trying to reach Europe

Heat map showing the number of migrants who have died trying to cross the Mediterranean to Europe in 2017, showing data up to the end of September.
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.
Pope Francis waves to believers after the historic double canonization ceremony for past pontiffs Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII in an open air mass in front of St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican city, 27 April 2014. Huge crowds filled the square to see the two former popes declared saints. Royal dignitaries and heads of state were among nearly 100 foreign delegations in attendance. Photo: MICHAEL KAPPELER/dpa
Pope Francis waves to believers after th […]

Pope to governments: Legalize irregular migrants, don’t close borders

Pope Francis urged governments on Saturday to get migrants and refugees out of holding centers.
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