# Asylum

ARCHIVES - Migrants rescued from Italy by a dinghy in the Mediterranean Sea are sitting on a boat run by the aid organizations Doctors Without Borders and SOS Mediterranee on 27.06.2017. (to dpa "Fewer refugees in Italy and Greece" from 01.01.2018) Photo: Lena Klimkeit / dpa +++ (c) dpa - Bildfunk +++
ARCHIVES - Migrants rescued from Italy b […]

EU extends Mediterranean anti-migrant-smuggling mission by 3 months

The European Union extends its naval operation targeting human smugglers in the Mediterranean Sea by three months.
01 August 2018, Germany, Berlin: Horst Seehofer (CSU), Federal Minister of the Interior, Home and Building, is waiting for the Cabinet meeting in the Federal Chancellery to begin. During the holiday period, the Vice-Chancellor traditionally chairs the meeting of the Federal Cabinet in the absence of the Chancellor. Photo: Michael Kappeler/dpa
01 August 2018, Germany, Berlin: Horst S […]

First asylum holding centres open in Germany under controversial plan

Germany's interior minister is pressing ahead with controversial plans to hold asylum seekers in centres until their right to stay is determined.
Members of SOS Mediterranee and Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF - Doctors Without Borders) perform a rescue drill during a joint operation some 24 nautical miles (50km) off Libya's coast, in the Mediterranean, on May 4, 2018. Photo: Louisa Gouliamaki / AFP
Members of SOS Mediterranee and Medecins […]

EU offers member states money to admit rescued migrants

The EU proposes financial incentives to member countries to admit migrants from Mediterranean rescue boats as part of efforts to defuse a weeks-long showdown with Italy.
Migrants wait to be rescued by the Aquarius rescue ship run by NGOs 'SOS Mediterranee' and 'Medecins Sans Frontieres' in the Mediterranean, 30 nautical miles from the Libyan coast, on August 2, 2017. Photo: Angelos Tzortzinis / AFP
Migrants wait to be rescued by the Aquar […]

EU leaders seal migration deal after marathon talks

EU leaders clinch a migration deal during all-night talks that Italy's hardline new PM said meant his country was "no longer alone" in shouldering the responsibility for migrants.